Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 7, 2013

GC Volleyball: Weekend Roundup: Kerens comes back, Mildred, Corsicana, Blooming Grove win

Corsicana — The state-ranked Kerens Lady Cats got a scare from Wortham but rallied to come back and win again this weekend, beating a talented Wortham squad, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 in a thriller to stay unbeaten in the district race.

“It was a big win for us on the road,’’ Kerens coach Kristen Lynch said. “We battled back after dropping the first set. My girls never gave up and played as a team. The last set was neck and neck. Kayla Kilcrease served lights out when we needed her.’’

Kerens trailed 24-21 when Kilcrease stepped to the service line.

“Kayla’s first serve was an ace,’’ Lynch said. “Kayla gets her next serve over and Breanna (Baxter) comes up with a kill. Wortham tries to ice her with a time out, but it doesn’t work. She hacks the next serve in and we win the point. Her performance under pressure was commendable along with the composure of her teammates that gave it all they had to win the final game. I am proud of my team and the efforts they have given me. I couldn’t ask for a harder working group of girls.’’

Kerens leads the district with a 7-0 record and Cayuga, which has been to the Final Four the last two years, is 6-1 with the lone loss coming to Kerens, and Wortham is in third at 5-2.

Kerens was ranked No. 6 in the state poll last week, but after sweeping through the week, the Lady Cats were mysteriously dropped to No. 12 in this week’s poll. They’re now 17-3. Kerens was led by Kilcrease (15 of 16 serving with 1 aces and 12 digs), Baxter (17 kills, 12 blocks, 12 digs, 19 of 21 serving, 2 aces) Taylor Ames (22 of 23 serving, 4 aces, 4 blocks and 35 assists), Markeshia Kelly (13 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs), Tinesha Tolliver (10 of 13 serving, 2 kills, 8 digs), Cambree Betts (12 of 13 serving, 2 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs), Emmanuella Armant ( 8 of 9 serving, 3 kills, 1 block), and Hannah Hall (4 for 5 serving).

 Wortham was led in serving by Katie Looney and Elisha Libhart, and was led in kills and blocks by Kierra Busby (13 kills, 4 blocks), Libhart (10 kills, 4 blocks), Camey Shaffer (7 kills, 8 blocks) and Hannah McCord (6 kills).

Mildred wins again

Mildred stayed unbeaten in the District 23-2A race with a sweep against Marlin, 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 and has now beaten every team in the district.

The Lady Eagles are 14-16-1 overall, but 5-0 in district play.

Mildred was led in the Marlin math by Callie Bland (12 assists, 3 kills, 2 digs 1 ace), Savannah Pritchett (13 kills, 4 digs, 1 assist), Joanna Tapley (7 kills, 6 digs, 3 aces), Shelby Adamson (2 kills, 1 assist), and Morgan McCreary (7 assists).

Corsicana wins

Corsicana picked up a big District 16-4A win, beating Jacksonville. 25-7, 25-7, 25-12 .

Cecilia Lopez (11 digs, 3.0 serve receive reception) led the way for the Tigers along with McKenzie Lee (4 kills, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 assist blocks), Carly Cates (5 aces, 6 kills, 18 assists, 13 digs, 1 assist block), Caroline Biltz ( 8 kills, 1 ace, 1 assist, 10 digs, 2.3 serve receive reception), Mychellette Andrews (4 kills, 1 assist, 2 solo blocks, 1 assist block, 1 dig) and Briana Biltz (12 digs, 3 kills, 1 assist block).

Blooming Grove comes back

Blooming Grove came back to defeat Rice, 23- 25, 21-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-10.

BG was led by Steely Southard (20 kills, 3 aces, 5 blocks, 3 digs), Treounah Wiggins (1 ace, 5 digs), Joyce Ramirez (2 kills, 2 digs), Falcon Thompson (11 assists), Sidney Horner ( 3 aces, 8 kills, 15 assists, 1 block, 7 digs), Rachel East (2 aces, 3 kills, 1 dig), Allie Jordan (2 kills, 2 blocks), Kim Mack (1 ace, 1 dig), Brittany Miller:  4 kills, 1 dig), Cassie Morgan (1 dig).

Rice was led by Briana Weaver (18 of 19 serving , 11 assists 1 save), Samantha Harris (3 kills, 4 saves  6 digs), Kamran McGee (6 kills, 8 digs), Sadie Gent (13 of 13 serving, 1 ace , 11 kills, 3 saves, 12 digs).

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