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October 14, 2013

GC Vollyeball Roundup: Frost puts icing on big week with win over Kopperl

Kerens, Mildred and Wortham notch wins

Corsicana — Frost’s magical season continued Saturday as the Lady Bears completed one of the best weeks in the program’s history by beating powerhouse Kopperl in a hand-wringing, five-set match on the road, 25-22, 12-25, 29-27, 21-25, 15-9.

Frost pulled off a huge win on Tuesday, sweeping defending district champ Blum on the road in a match that lifted the Lady Bears, physically and emotionally.

After the victory in Blum, coach Elaine Woods said she hoped it would be something her team could build on going into Saturday’s game in Kopperl.

It was that and more.

In one week Frost beat the two district powers and is now in a dogfight for the district title with a 7-2 record. If Blum defeats Kopperl and Frost takes care of the rest of its district opponents there could be a three-way tie for first place in District 13-1A.

The Lady Bears are looking more and more like a team ready to make a run in the playoffs next month.

They had big games from every player on Saturday as Jae Moore slammed her way to 25 kills to set the tone for a Frost team that dug in and held off Kopperl time and time again. Moore (25 kills, 12 digs, 5 aces), Heather Montgomery (7 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs, 2 aces), Hillaree Schwartz (7 kills, 12 assists, 6 digs, 2 aces), Kaycee Bowling (21 assists, 3 digs, 7 aces) Madison Revill (3 kills, 9 digs, 2 aces) all had big moments in the match.

Frost is now 20-7 for the season and has all but clinched a playoff berth.

Kerens just keeps rolling

The Lady Cats stayed at the top of the District 14-1A race with another win on Saturday, sweeping Trinidad, 25-9, 25-10, 25-10 to stay unbeaten with a 9-0 district record. Kerens is 21-3 for the season.

The Lady Cats had contributions from everyone in the one-sided win against Trinidad.

Senior team captain Taylor Ames (8 assists), Tinesha Tolliver (3 kills), Breanna Baxter (3 kills, 4 blocks), Emmanuella Armant (2 kills) and Marqueshia Kelly (8 kills) all chipped in to help Kerens win quickly in three fast sets.

Mildred stays perfect in district play.

The Mildred Lady Eagles, who had never beaten Rice, held off the Lady Bulldogs for the second time this season on Saturday to stay unbeaten n District 23-2A.

Both matches against Rice took five grueling sets, and Mildred won on Saturday, 25-21, 22-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11.

Rice was led by Briana Weaver (10 of 10 serving, 2 kills, 2 digs, 11 assists),

Samantha Harris (19 of 21 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 3 saves, 5 digs, 3 blocks), Kamran McGee (16 of 17 serving, 5 aces, 4 kills, 3 blocks, 6 digs), Sadie Gent (13 of 13 serving, 12 kills, 1 block, 16 digs), Ashton Metcalfe (20 of 20 serving, 1 ace, 1 save, 4 digs) and Emily Fletcher (15 of 17, 1 ace, 4 kills, 2 digs, 6 assists).

Wortham bounces back

Wortham, which lost a tough match to Cayuga on Tuesday, came back to beat Cross Roads on Saturday to improve to 9-13 for the season and 6-3 in District 14-1A, where the Lady Bulldogs have lost to only state power Kerens and state power Cayuga.

Wortham swept Cross Roads, 15-15, 25-21, 25-22 and was led by Kierra Busby (10 kills, 9 blocks, Elishah Libhart (10 kills, 4 blocks, 8 digs), Sara Sessions (12 service points, 12 digs), Kendle Rhodes (16 service points, 4 aces) Camey Shaffer (16 service points, 4 aces, 4 kills, 4 blocks and Amy Anderson (2 kills, 4 blocks, 8 digs).

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