The Nocona Lady Indians followed up finishing second at the Buckle Up for Lane Tournament with traveling to Whitesboro on Tuesday.
The Lady Indians won in straight sets against the Lady Bearcats to bring their season record to 21-6.
No set was particularly close as Nocona won 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19. The attack duo of Averee Kleinhans and Ella Nunneley combined for 30 kills, with Nunneley also garnering three blocks. Jessica Dingler added seven kills to go along with two blocks while Laci Stone hadfour kills.
It was all directed by setter Trystin Fenoglio who finished with 32 assists. Laramie Hayes was in control in the back row as she had 16 digs to go along with two aces.
Nocona next plays at Denison at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 10.
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs battled Alvord at home on Tuesday night in a five set classic.
The local Lady Bulldogs came from behind to win it in the end 3-2 against a program they have struggled against.
Prairie Valley knew it was going to be a battle and they would have a chance when they won the first set by the closest of margins 25-23.
“We have never been able to take Alvord beyond three sets in the past so getting that first one gave these girls the confidence needed to keep playing hard,” Coach Jeannie Carpenter said.
The next two sets were just as close as the first one. Unfortunately, the local Lady Bulldogs came out on the wrong ends of both, losing 25-23 in back-to-back sets to fall behind 2-1.
Instead of getting discouraged Prairie Valley turned things around in the fourth set, winning the least contested set of the match 25-16 to force a fifth and final set.
“CeCe Mahin played the net exceptionally well in this game,” Carpenter said. “She has really stepped up and is playing the best I’ve seen her play. Emily Carpenter really hit the ball well and that was key to keeping Alvord out of system and that caused them to have difficulty returning anything aggressively.”
With the momentum heading into the fifth set things were going well, but disaster almost struck early in the set.
“(Libero) Hailey Winkler went out early in the fifth set with a minor injury and Taylor Franklin stepped up and played back row,” Carpenter said. “I’d have to say I am most proud of how this team was able to maintain their composure and control of the game after Hailey went down.”
Prairie Valley next hosts Perrin-Whitt at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10.
Saint Jo hosted Wichita Christian on Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers won in straight sets against the Lady Stars with scores of 25-17, 26-24 and 25-21.
Paityn Holley led the team with 11 kills while Kaitline Harris dished out 16 assists and Kassidy Pitman had 13 digs.
Saint Jo next plays Poolville at 6 p.m. at home on Sept. 10.
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears spanked Olney on Tuesday night at home.
The Lady Bears won in straight sets in dominant and quick fashion against the hapless Lady Cubs.
Gold-Burg’s strong serves did a majority of the damage as it won with set scores of 25-6, 25-3 and 25-3.
The Lady Bears next scheduled game is against Petrolia at 10 a.m. at home on Sept. 14.
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