A tough stretch of non-district matches against formidable foes continued for the Bullard High School volleyball team Tuesday night.
New Diana (8-2), who open the season state ranked in Class 2A, dispatched the Lady Panthers 3-1 (25-22, 12-25, 25-17, 25-23) at Panther Gymnasium.
Defensively Madi Hodges sparked Bullard with 35 digs.
Ashley Searcy had 10 kills for the home team to go along with her two blocks.
Rachel Kelley added 15 assists and a pair of service aces while Mackenzie Fish posted 20 digs and 10 kills.
Bullard (10-5) will look to get back on the winning track at 4:30 p.m.Friday by hosting Rusk's Lady Eagles.
Junior Varsity: Bullard 2, New Diana 0...Bullard defeated the Lady Eagle JV by scores of 25-17, 25-10...Haley Lombardo and Sarah Wakefield were named as players of impact for Bullard.