College Station stops Blue streak; Lady Eagles clinch 14th straight
The Lady Cougars handled Rockdale 27-25, 25-21, 25-16 at Tiger Gym.
The Lady Tigers had taken down Taylor in straight sets Friday 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 for their second straight victory.
Rockdale stands 17-15 overall and 2-4 in District 18-3A. Defending district co-champion College Station remains unbeaten at 6-0 and are 22-17 overall.
Against College Station, middle blocker Shelby Evans fired off 17 kills along with 11 digs, eight blocks and a service ace.
Morgan Laughlin collected 19 digs, Keeli McKeehan 17 digs and Amanda Boyd nine assists.
In the victory over Taylor, Evans pounded out 12 kills, pulled up 17 digs with eight blocks.
Boyd dished off 14 assists, while Laughlin and McKeehan had 10 digs each.
Three of the Lady Tigers’ final four matches are on the road, beginning with Madisonville on Friday.
Rockdale is trying to earn its first playoff spot since 2006. The top four teams in the district advance.
The freshman fell to College Station 25-14, 25- 6 as Erin Blanchard served up four points.
The junior varsity also fell to College Station 25-20, 25-18 as Dakota Eubanks and Jaycee Parsley were named players of the match.
Against Taylor, the freshmen fell 25-16, 25-10 as Samantha Pantaleon served up three points.
No. 5 Milano (28-4, 11-0) continued its winning streak, taking down District 16A foes Granger and Buckholts over the week. The Lady Eagles have won 12 straight.
On the road in Granger on Tuesday night, Milano swept the Lady Lions 25-16, 25-5, 25-9.
Myka Morehead led the Lady Eagles with 16 kills and five digs. Cashlyne Blake added 14 assists, three digs, one ace and one kill.
Kelly Wadlington pulled up six digs and one assist. Megan Pendergrass added six assists and one ace.
Keely LaGrone had five kills and two digs, with Halle McManess adding five digs, two kills one block and one ace. Naomi Graham had three kills, three assists and three digs.
Milano defeated Buckholts on the road Saturday 25-8, 25-15, 25-7. No other stats were available from the game.
The Lady Eagles will host Holland at 1 p.m. Saturday at Geneva Paceley Gym. They will then travel to face No. 12 Thrall on Tuesday in a key district match up.
Milano will then end its regular season schedule when it host Georgetown Gateway on Oct. 26.
With the win at Granger on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles clinched their 14th straight post-season berth.
A win at Thrall on Tuesday and Milano would claim the league crown. It would be Coach Wendy King’s 13th district title in her 20 years at Milano.
Thorndale (10-16, 6- 5) was on the road Tuesday night at Georgetown Gateway.
The Lady Dogs came away with the sweep 25-17, 25-12, 25-11.
Kamryn Holder was great from the service line with 10 aces to go along with her 15 assists and eight digs.
Emily Churchman added 13 kills, eight digs and five aces. Savannah Driver put down three kills, four aces and four digs, with Meagan Cuba adding six digs and two aces. Kailey Cargill had three kills and three assists and Emily Garza two kills and three digs.
Shelbie Schneider pulled out six digs and one ace, Shelby Anders had two digs and Peytyn O’Campo one dig.
Thorndale fought hard against No. 12 Thrall on Saturday at Bulldog Gym. In the end, Thrall swept the Lady Dogs 25- 20, 25-21, 29-27.
Cargill pounded 14 kills and eight digs to lead the Lady Dogs. Churchman had 11 kills and 28 digs.
Holder put up 30 assists. Driver had five kills.
Cuba had 12 digs, O’Campo 11 digs, Kropp 10 digs, Anders and Schneider nine digs each and Garza had two digs.
The Lady Dogs wi ll host Granger on Saturday at Bulldog Gym and then host Bartlett on Tuesday. Thorndale will finish up their regular season play at Buckholts on Oct. 26.
If the Lady Dogs and Holland both win out, they would be tied for that third and final playoff spot behind Milano and Thrall. Thorndale and Holland split their matches with one another this season.