Mashequa Gentry’s Corsicana Lady Tigers volleyball team is off to a fast start under the new coach and has played well in all four matches to start the season.
The Lady Tigers battled back from an 0-2 deficit and forced a five-set match Tuesday in the Tiger Gym against Fairfield, and then picked up the kind of momentum every team needs by winning three matches Thursday.
The Tigers ripped through the Fairfield Tournament on Thursday.
They knocked off Groesbeck 25-19, 25-23 to win their opener at Fairfield, and then took care of Mexia with another sweep, winning 25-16, 25-13.
They came back in a fury to knock off Rogers, losing the opening game 25-16, and then winning the next two to take the match, 25-18, 25-22.
Gabby James led the way at the net against Mexia with nine kills and two blocks and also had eight digs and five assists, and James came back to lead the comeback against Rogers, nailing 10 kills and diving for 10 digs and handing out six assists.
Claire Johnson, returned at setter, and has taken over as the anchor. Johnson had 15 assists and two aces against Mexia and had 16 assists, an ace and three digs in the win over Rogers.
Paige Franks has looked good in every match this week and came through with seven kills, 10 digs and two aces in the sweep over Mexia, and she had seven kills and nine digs in the win over Rogers.
Nayeli Lara had 13 digs to lead the defense in the win over Mexia, and also had four aces and three kills in that match.
Lara also led the defense against Rogers with 12 digs, and slammed home eight kills and landed four aces.
Lara Bwicheilug, a junior who is a three-year starter, had 10 digs, three assists and two digs against Rogers, and Leryann Ilon came through on defense against Mexia with seven digs.
Sheridan Ellington had three kills against Rogers, and sophomore Madison Depugh had a big match against Rogers with three kills, three digs and two aces.
Frost goes 3-0-1 at Dawson
The Frost Lady Polar Bears roared through pool play I the opening day of the Dawson Tournament, winning their first three matches and splitting with Golden Circle rival Kerens in their fourth match to advance to bracket play on Saturday.
Frost swept Evant, 25-23, 25-13, swept Axtell 25-20, 25-9, and swept Avalon 25-19, 25-14, and then had a tie with Kerens, losing 25-20 and then beating the LadyCats 25-21.
Kinsley Fuller led the way in the four pool play matches and slammed home 21 kills and nailed eight aces while diving for a dozen digs in the opening day at Dawson.
Sydney Woods finished the day with a whopping 42 assists, and she was tough at the net as weel, nailing down seven kills, Woods landed seven aces and came up with three digs as she did a little of everything to help Frost.
Kyra Cerda had a big day with nine kills, 11 aces, six digs and one block and Lexi Banks had seven kills, three aces and three digs.
Emily De la Hoya had two kills, three aces and four digs, Haley Moss had four kills, an ace and a block and Maddy Whitley had six digs, six digs and two aces.