The Blue “B” team won in two games with scores of 25-13 and 25-21. Outside Hitter, Presleigh Morris, had a strong night on the service line with 6 hard served aces. Libero Jacqueline Cape and Defensive Specialist Peyton Yon did a great job protecting the floor with several saves and smart plays to keep our offense in the game. The dynamic duo of Landry and Mallory Hugghins did an outstanding capitalized on the plays of their defense and were able to hit some great balls. The team as a whole did an awesome job communicating and moving their feet! We can’t wait to see what this season holds for them!
The Gold “A” team lost in a hard fought 3 set match with scores of 19-25, 26-24 and 14-25. Outside Hitter Sydney Visser lead the team in serving and kills with 4 of each. Defensive Specialist Maddie Strock also had a strong night on the service line, with 10 solid serves throughout the game. Middle Blockers, Kyanna Creecy and Holland Hannon put up a solid performance on the net. Creecy had 4 monster blocks and Holland had two. Setters Alex Heins and Reagan Brown lead the team in assists and Reagan also had 3 kills on offense. These girls worked their tails off but just came up short. They will have another shot at Cockrill at the end of the season and will definitely be ready to bring home the “W”. This weekend they will travel to Frisco for the FISD Invitational Tournament with the fire to win!
Closing out the evening, the White “C” team won in their game in 2 with scores of 25-19 and 25-14! Defensive Specialists Grayson Abcarian and Alivia Rowe played outstanding with 5 saves each from the backrow. Middle Blocker Peyton Miller played fantastic front row offense and defense with 3 saves and 2 tip-kills. Emma Demouy, who also had 3 great tip-kills, Hailey Millwee and Qua Mathis all had strong showings at the service line with 4 aces each! This team is really working together well and getting stronger every week! Every single one of them deserve to be highlighted for their effort, communication and AWESOME attitudes!
The next game is at HOME next Thursday, Sept. 13th, against Prosper Reynolds Middle School This should be a great game so we hope to see some fans in the stands! One Heart, One Team, LIONETTES!
Dowell Middle School 7th grade volleyball started their season off with 3 hard fought matches against Cockrill ending the day with one win and two losses.
Blue “B” team started off with a thrilling first set. We were able to come back from a 23-19 deficit but ended up falling short 28-26. The girls fought so hard! In the second set Gia Gall was strong on the serving line with a 12-point run allowing us to win 25-13. The third set was had fought with a kill in the middle from Kate Miller, but Cockrill took the game 25-16, winning the match overall.
Gold “A” team came out blazing with three kills on the outside by Kayla Griffith and 6 digs in the backrow by Natalie Ferracioli. Avery Johnston ended the game on a 5-point serving run and we were able to take the first set 25-17. In the second set, we started off with a 4-1 lead allowing us to carry momentum and finish with a 25-20 win against Cockrill. Way to go Gold! This was a great way to get us ready for the “A” team tournament in Frisco this weekend.
White “C” team made us proud with their hard work against Cockrill. The first set was a nail biter 28-30 with Cockrill making the final push for the win. Lindsey Heater started off strong with a 9-point serving run and Riley Rogers kept the game exciting with two kills. The second set we were able to pull ahead early and win 25-20. The third set was a close game ending with Cockrill winning 25-21.
Our girls played hard and we are excited to see how we will progress throughout the season! Our next game will be Thursday, September 13th at Prosper Reynolds.
One Heart! One Team! Lionettes!!