Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 21, 2012

Volleyball roundup: Lady Guard stay on top in 4-3A standings

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


BULLARD — The Lady Guard of Brook Hill were able to remain atop the TAPPS 4-3A standings on Tuesday evening, but it wasn't easy.

Needing a full five games to put away visiting McKinney Christian's Lady Mustangs, Brook Hill was able to up its slate to 16-3 overall, 3-0 in conference.

The final score was 3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, 15-11).

Samantha Anderson sparked the Brook Hill front line attack by accounting for 13 kills to go along with her three blocks.

Other Lady Guard players to have noteworthy performances were: Baylee Rozell (9 kills, 9 assists), Alyssa Eden (14 assists), Abigail Baker (9 digs) and Lily Cool who produced four service aces.

Brook Hill will step away from district play to engage All Saints in a match that will be played at 5 p.m. this evening in Tyler.

The Lady Trojans will bring a 28-6 overall record into the match.

Jacksonville drops a 3-1 decision to former district rival

Jacksonville used its final outing before beginning District 16-4A play tonight at John Tyler to renew things with the Kilgore Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday at the JHS Gymnasium.

Kilgore, fueled by a 16 kill and three blocks effort by Tony Burks, topped the Maidens 3-1 (25-27, 25-16, 25-19, 25-14) to improve to 11-14 on the year.

Offensively, the Maidens (10-17) received eight spikes from Jessica Jones and four from Shelbi Laney.

Alayna Jeffcoat and Gentry Hammons had three apiece.

On the defensive side, Kennison Chambless racked up 31 digs, Kelly Crosby added 22 and Laney chipped in with 18.

Mikaela Ross notched five service aces, while Chambless and Crosby added two back line gems each.

In sub-varsity action, Jacksonville won 2-0 (25-17, 25-11) in junior varsity play, while the freshman match went to the Lady Bulldogs 2-0 (25-15, 27-25).

Gladewater clips Bullard in 5

BULLARD — In what turned out to be an extended play match, Gladewater came away with a 3-2 decision over Bullard late Tuesday at Panther Gymnasium.

The Lady Bears won the first set 25-23 and took the second 31-29.

Bullard then won each of the following games by identical 25-19 counts to force a decisive Game 5.

In that game, Gladewater pressed out a 15-11 win to earn the District 16-3A victory.

Bullard is now 12-16, 0-3 in conference play.

Mikaela Goode and Rachel Kelley led Bullard to a 2-0 (25-8, 25-6) win in the junior varsity match, with the Lady Panther freshmen also winning 2-0 (25-9, 25-14).

Players of impact in that match for Bullard were, Katie Bell and Sarah Wakefield.

The Lady Panthers continue league play by hosting Gilmer at 5 p.m. tonight.