Lindale Completes Sweep of Tyler All Saints
LINDALE -- There was no drama in Tuesday night's match.
Lindale made sure of that. The Lady Eagles came out strong to sweep Tyler All Saints, with each set ending in a 25-15 Lindale victory. Jessica Dimsdle, Lindale's coach, said though her team had areas where it could have improved, she was generally proud with they way it played.
"We've had a couple of injuries," Dimsdle said. "We just got our libero back. We're still getting used to things, so it wasn't as clean as I wanted. But a win is a win."
The Lady Eagles (23-7) breezed through their first two sets, but struggled in the beginning of the third. All Saints hung around and was down only 14-12 before Lindale rattled off a 11-3 run to end the match. Kia Williams, finished with only two kills and one block, but they all came during that run.
"That last set we made a few errors," Dimsdle said. "I wish we would have played more clean, but for the most part I thought we did a good job. We had some big plays and that was fun."
Shelbi Steen was again the leader, finishing with 11 kills, five aces and a block. She has been the Lady Eagles' anchor all season, and is only getting better as a sophomore.
"She's a great all-around player," Dimsdle said. "One of our go-to kiddos. By talking to her, you would never know she's as good as she is. I think that makes it even better. She's a great kid."
Steen was also tied with Jennifer Moyer for the team lead in digs, with 11. Kalaya Pierce finished with 16 assists and London Reue's six kills were the second highest after Steen.
Olivia Young led All Saints with five kills. The Trojans will look to bounce back when they face Tyler Bishop Gorman at 6:30 p.m. Thursday on the road.
Lindale has an upcoming match with North Lamar at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Lindale. The Lady Eagles already played North Lamar in tournament action earlier this season and won in two sets.
"I hope we can kind of clean some things up and get our errors out of the way and get after it," Dimsdle said. " We need to start getting ready for district and playoffs."