GARLAND -- The Carthage Lady Dawgs went 3-1 to begin the Garland ISD volleyball tournament on Friday.

Carthage went 2-1 in pool play, then defeated Mesquite Horn in its opening match in the championship bracket, 18-25, 25-17, 25-13.

The Lady Dawgs' (3-1) pool play wins came against McKinney North (27-25, 25-27, 25-17) and Garland (25-19, 25-11). Carthage fell to Wylie, 25-18, 25-17 also in pool play.

Carthage resumes play Saturday in Garland.


Rains Goes 1-2 in Garland

GARLAND -- The Emory Rains Ladycats won one of its three pool play matches at the Garland ISD volleyball tournament on Friday.

Rains defeated Carrollton R.L. Turner, 25-10, 25-14, and dropped matches to Mesquite (25-23, 25-23) and Sachse (27-25, 25-14).

McKenna Hildebrant led Rains (1-3) against Turner with seven kills and two blocks. Shelbi Sheppard added 12 assists, one ace, and five digs, while Elissa Elliott had 15 digs.

In the loss to Mesquite, Hildebrant had seven kills and three blocks, Sheppard chipped in with six kills, seven assists, an ace, and eight digs, while Elliott finished with 16 digs and one ace.

Sheppard had four kills and 11 assists against Sachse, while Summer Nerkowski, Vivian Bradshaw, and Elliott combined for 23 digs.

Rains continues tournament play in Garland on Saturday.

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