Lady Dogs remain undefeated in district play with two wins
Now ranked No. 15 in the latest Class A poll of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, the Thorndale Lady Dogs (18-4, 7-0) smashed two more opponents over the week, taking down both Buckholts and Bartlett over the week to finish up the first round of District 16A play.
On Tuesday night, Thorndale trounced Buckholts on the road 25-5, 25-11, 25-8.
Olivia Atkins led the team with 16 kills and five blocks. Heather Butterworth followed with eight kills and two blocks and Tamicka Cook and five kills and a block.
Shelbie Maupin put up 12 assists and three aces, with Shelby Pausewang adding eight assists and four aces.
Kristen Garza served up four aces and Marlene Hall three aces. Taryne Betak had an ace and a block and Kristen Butterworth on dig.
Coming up on Saturday, they will open up the second round of league action at Milano, a team they upset at Bulldog Gym on Sept. 4 in a five game marathon match. Milano was ranked No. 7 at the time.
“As far as the Milano game goes, well, we need to stay positive and hustle non-stop through out the game and make sure we have less mistakes,” Lady Dogs head coach Lisa Coelho said.
Neither team has lost a game since that meeting.
On Tuesday night, Thorndale trounced Buckholts on the road....
“We are trying to take care of business one game at a time,” Coelho said of her team’s play. “Serves are getting stronger and more consistent.”
On Saturday, the Lady Dogs took down Bartlett in straight sets at Bulldog Gym, 25-6, 25-4, 25-4.
Atkins led the team with 10 kills, eight blocks and an ace. Heather Butterworth added eight kills and five aces.
Pausewang put up 10 assists, seven aces and five digs. Maupin added seven assists, two digs and one kill.
Hall and Tamicka Cook each served up six aces, with Hall adding two digs and one assist and Cook one dig. Kristen Butterworth contributed one kill and one dig and Taryne Betak added one block.
Thorndale’s junior varsity was also victorious, winning 25-9, 25-8.
The Lady Dogs will host Holland on Tuesday.