VAN — Bullard's start to the 2019 volleyball campaign is just about as hot as the East Texas weather.
The Lady Panthers won the Van Tournament Gold Bracket championship on Saturday to move to 6-1 on the year.
The Lady Panthers subdued Sabine and Van in bracket play on Saturday before getting past North Lamar in the championship match.
On Friday the Lady Tigers cruised past Lindale JV, Arp and Big Sandy in the pool phase of the tourney.
Standouts for Bullard included Sara McKeithan (26 kills, 23 digs, 6 blocks), Kelli Richmond (20 kills, 17 digs, 4 blocks and 5 aces) and Libby Eitel (37 assists and a dozen digs).
Kylie McKeithan chipped in 25 assists and 15 digs.