Lady Bulldogs win at tournament; Gold-Burg comes in second overall

The Gold-Burg Lady Bear volleyball team were district runner-ups in 2019 and qualified for the playoffs for the second straight year.

Gold-Burg hosted its volleyball tournament on Saturday that wrapped up the final tournament for both the host and the teams that came.
District opponent Prairie Valley came out on top to win the tournament for the second straight year as the Lady Bulldogs won all three of their games without dropping a set while the Lady Bears finished second overall.
Prairie Valley first played Graford. After a slow start in the first set, the Lady Bulldogs pulled away to win 25-20. The second set was not much of an issue as the Lady Rabbits went down 25-15.
Gold-Burg started out the tournament with a tough one against Perrin-Whitt. Despite beating them earlier in the week, the Lady Pirates took the first set 25-19. The second set was closer, but the Lady Bears were able to pull away to win 25-21 to force a third and final set. From there Gold-Burg took control early and won 15-10.
The two teams met in each one’s second game of the tournament. Prairie Valley won the first set in a one-sided affair 25-11, but the second set was much closer. Still the Lady Bulldogs came out on top 26-24 to win the match.
With the teams scheduled to meet twice more during district play, Saturday was just a preview of more to come.
Prairie Valley wrapped up the tournament against Perrin-Whitt. The Lady Bulldogs won the first set by a double-digit margin 25-14 and was able to hold on for a closer second set win 25-22 to win the match.
The Lady Bears played Graford to close out the tournament. It was a close match as Gold-Burg won the first set 25-20, but lost the second set 25-21. In the second third set match of the day, the Lady Bears again pulled off the win in extra time 15-9 to finish second at the tournament.
From Prairie Valley Shelby Roof and Veronica Gutierrez were named to the all-tournament team. For Gold-Burg Taylor Lyons and Kelly Contreras were named to the all-tournament team. The tournament most valuable player went to the Lady Bulldogs Emily Carpenter.

To read the full story and see pictures from both teams, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.