No. 13 Thorndale remains unbeaten in league play

Lady Dogs spike No. 18 Thrall Tuesday night


Shelby Pausewang cranks up one of her seven assists in the Lady Dogs’ win over Thrall Tuesday. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Shelby Pausewang cranks up one of her seven assists in the Lady Dogs’ win over Thrall Tuesday. Reporter/Teresa Ging The No. 13 Thorndale Lady Dogs remain undefeatd in District 16A play as they rolled past Holland on the road Saturday and No. 18 Thrall on Tuesday night at Bulldog Gym.

Against Thrall, it took four games for Thorndale to defeat its Highway 79 neighbors, winning 25-21, 24-26, 25-9, 25-19.

Heather Butterworth and Tamicka

Cook pounded nine kills each with Butterworth adding six digs and six aces.

Shelbie Maupin put up 11 assists with Shelby Pausewang adding seven assists.

On Saturday, Thorndale snagged a road win at Holland 25-15, 25-14, 25-18.

Heather Butterworth had seven kills and one ace in the win. Olivia Atkins was big at the net with four kills and six blocks. Tamicka Cook recorded four kills.

Taryn Betak added four digs, Kristen Garza three aces, Kristen Butterworth four digs and Marlene Hall five digs. Shelbie Maupin put up 14 assists and Shelby Pausewang three assists.

After their big upset over then ranked No. 7 Milano last week (they are now ranked No. 15), coach Lisa Coelho is working on keeping her team focused through the rest district play that doesn’t end until Oct. 20.

“They have their minds set on one game at a time and practice is totally zoned in on fundamentals and situations,” Coelho said. “I am very proud of them and they adjust well to new challenges.”

Thorndale will play at Georgetown Gateway on Saturday and then host Granger on Tuesday.


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