Katrina Kastmo, Tyler All Saints Roll to Wins over Arp, Bullard
BULLARD — The Tyler All Saints Lady Trojans came to play Tuesday night, sweeping the Arp Lady Tigers 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 and downing the Bullard Lady Panthers in four, 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22.
Katrina Kastmo led the way for the Lady Trojans (22-5-1) with an all-around effort. She had 16 kills, seven blocks and one assist in the sweep of Arp, while contributing 13 kills and six blocks against Bullard.
“With Katrina, you know that there is always someone on the floor that you can rely on,” All Saints coach Bryan Winegeart said.
Also helping out was junior setter Maddie Smith, who had 11 assists and three kills in the early match with Arp. She also added 13 assists and one kill in the finale versus Bullard.
“I know when the game gets tight, I know I can rely on her (Kastmo) and Maddie,” Winegeart said. “Bullard gave us a very strong push, a push we haven’t had in like two-and-a-half weeks. It was a push we needed to get them back focused.”
Bullard (8-10) was led by junior Lebero Madi Hodges, who had nine digs and 14 digs against Arp and All Saints, respectively. Senior setter Bri Ridgley scored 10 digs and eight assists in the early match, while chipping in 20 digs and 11 assists against All Saints.
In the second match of the evening, the Lady Panthers defeated Arp in five, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9.
“That was pretty intense,” Bullard coach Ben Belshaw said. “We had some moments of greatness, and then there were some times we just gave it away. Anytime you go five games and win, that’s saying something. It becomes a marathon match.”
Arp (11-14) was led by seniors Lauren Littlefield and Rebecca Daniels. Littlefield had five blocks and four kills in the first match, Daniels added seven digs and five assists and Sheyenne Atchley had seven digs as well.
“We have to get better on defense,” Arp coach Leigh Ann Roberts said. “We have to be better.”
Littlefield had six kills, five blocks and two aces in the match with Bullard.
“We just moved Lauren to outside, instead of the right side,” Roberts said. “That helped a lot.”