Volleyball - Page 3
WILLS POINT -- Pine Tree head coach Carolee Musick was clearly a little down after her team's 25-25-17, 25-14, 25-13 season-ending loss Tuesday to Lucas Lovejoy at Wills Point High School.
At the same time, there was plenty for her to be proud of in the Class 5A bi-district performance. That was evident as well.
Her fourth-seed squad from District 16-5A was just a few beats off the state's second-ranked 5A team's pace. It even put together some runs that gave the building a sense momentum was on the cusp of changing.
WILLS POINT -- Highland Park was undoubtedly the better team in its 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Texas High in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs Tuesday at Wills Point High School.
But there had to be more to it than just Highland Park possessing a beach volleyball all-star and the Lady Tigers' lack of such an established player. On second thought, maybe that is the perfect microcosm of this region's large-sized schools' shared playoff issue.
LONGVIEW -- The Gilmer Lady Buckeyes cruised to a 25-6, 25-20, 25-13 sweep of Tatum in their Class 4A Region II bi-district volleyball playoff Tuesday night.
Belynda Ray led the way for Gilmer with 14 kills...
TATUM -- The Carlisle Lady Indians earned a 25-15, 25-17, 25-14 sweep of Linden-Kildare on Monday night in their Class 2A Region III bi-district volleyball playoff.
Hayley Jordan led Carlisle (29-12) with 18 kills...
The following is a list of bi-district volleyball matchups across the East Texas sphere.
Volleyball Playoff Pairings
- Conroe Oak Ridge def. Tyler Lee, 3-0 (25-12, 25-7, 25-11)
- Hallsville def. Wylie East, 3-1 (26-24, 17-25, 25-19, 25-15)
- Lucas Lovejoy def. Pine Tree, 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-13)
- Highland Park def. Texas High, 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-18)
- Forney def. Sulphur Springs, 3-1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-17)
- College Station def. Whitehouse, 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-19)
- A&M Consolidated def. Lindale, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-23)
BECKVILLE -- Carthage swept Beckville in an exhibition match of teams that went undefeated in district play Friday by a score of 25-15, 25-12, 25-8, ahead of the state volleyball playoffs commencing next week.
Carson Robertson recorded 32 assists and added five kills in the quick match. Alli Capps led Carthage in scoring with 13 kills.
WHITEHOUSE -- Whitehouse clinched third-place in District 17-5A with a 25-23, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16 win against Ennis.
Molly Harris paced the team to its third-place finish. She recorded 40 assists, aced four serves and saved 21 points on defense.