Lady Dogs hanging in after loss to league leading Lago Vista

Thorndale to close out season this week

Madison Meinardus answers league leading Lago Vista with a strong return. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Madison Meinardus answers league leading Lago Vista with a strong return. Reporter/Teresa Ging THORNDALE—It was a must win for the Thorndale Lady Dogs as they hosted the Cameron Lady Yoe, but fell short in the marathon match on Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym.

Thorndale (22-14, 5-7) fell in five sets 13-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15, 11-15.

The Lady Dogs needed to win to keep any post-season hopes alive. It was the final home game for Thorndale this season.

Olivia Atkins led the team with 10 kills and one block, with Heather Butterworth adding nine kills and 23 digs.

Marlene Hall had 24 idgs and Shelbie Maupin 28 assist s. Thor nda le fell to league leading Lago Vista on Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Gym.

The Lady Dogs tried to hang in there, but fell to the No. 14 ranked Lady Vikings 18-25, 19-25, 21-25.

Lady Dogs coach Lisa Coelho said the team is continuing to fight through the season.

“We have cut down on our service errors. We are communicating more and moving more on the court,” she said. “We still aren’t blocking as much as we need too...we are not letting the ball hit the floor and are keeping it in play more.”

Tamicka Cook and Heather Butterworth each recorded six kills on Saturday. Shelbie Maupin had 15 assists. Marlene Hall grounded out 29 digs and Alex Guerra had 18 digs.

Kristen Butterworth suffered an eye injury during the second set of the match and missed Tuesday’s game against Cameron.

In a rescheduled game with Academy on Thursday night, the Lady Dogs won in straight sets on Senior Night.

Thorndale defeated the Lady Bees 25-18, 26-24, 26-24. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 11, but was rescheduled due to the death and funeral of an Academy student.

Heather Butterworth recorded eight kills, followed by Atkins with seven. Maupin set 16 assists, with Kristen Butterworth and Hall each with 18 digs.

Thorndale will finish up its district schedule this week. The Lady Dogs will travel to Lexington on Friday and then to No. 25 Rogers on Tuesday.

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