High school volleyball: Seguin, Navarro, Marion recaps
Posted on 9/14/2017 6:05:00 AM.
Seguin volleyball drops district match to Champion in four
(Seguin) – Thirty-six hitting errors and 12 missed serves proved too much to overcome for the Seguin High School volleyball team Tuesday night in a 3-1 loss to District 26-5A foe Boerne-Champion at Goldie Harris Gym.

The Matadors dropped the first set 25-20, but rallied to win the second 25-23. Seguin built a 22-20 lead in the third set, but Champion closed with a 4-1 run to win 25-23 and take a 2-1 lead in the match.

The visiting Chargers had Seguin at match point, 24-22, in the fourth set, and the Matadors fought back to forge ties at 24 and 25 before Champion scored the final two points for a clinching 27-25 win.

“We made a lot more errors than they did, especially at inopportune times, and unforced errors, and that’s something that we’ve worked on,” Seguin head coach Kristi Stanley said. “We did not come out and execute that game plan, and unfortunately it cost us the match.”

Abby Cheek delivered 22 kills to lead three Seguin hitters in double figures, with Presley Carter and Desiray Rodriguez adding 12 and 11 kills, respectively.

Megan Wilke put up 45 assists and sent two aces over the net to share the team lead with Cheek.

Kaylie Koenen paced the defensive effort with 29 digs, Leandra Priestly added 17, Presley Engelke 15, and Cheek 14.

Seguin hosts another tough district match on Friday, with Kerrville-Tivy visiting Goldie Harris Gym.

Stanley hopes her team’s approach against the Antlers is more aggressive than it was Tuesday against Champion.

“I feel like we played very timid,” the coach said. “We came out timid, and I think it affected the way that we played and the effort we were able to give throughout the entire match. Just afraid to mess up, and we weren’t able to go as hard.”

Seguin is taking donations Friday to benefit the Rockport-Fulton volleyball program, which lost all of its equipment during Hurricane Harvey. The varsity match against Tivy starts at 6:30 p.m.

Navarro volleyball turns back scrappy Cedar Creek effort in 3-0 sweep
(Geronimo) – The Navarro High School volleyball team squeaked by Bastrop-Cedar Creek by finals of 26-24 and 27-25 in the first two sets of Tuesday’s match in Geronimo before finding an extra gear in the third game to seal the sweep with a dominant 25-14 win.

Hailey Weidenfeller led the Panthers at the net with 14 kills and two blocks. Peyton Roach added nine kills and two aces, and Allie Benner chipped in with eight kills.

Bailey Wozniak set for 35 assists. Sydney Sahd collected 16 digs to lead three in double figures, while Roach came up with 11 and Carolyn Burch totaled 10.

Navarro’s season record is 25-3. The Panthers host a 5:30 p.m. match against Corpus Christi-London at the Navarro Events Center in Geronimo this Friday.

Marion volleyball rallies for district win over Hallettsville
(Marion) – The Marion volleyball team overcame a 25-20 loss in the first set of Tuesday’s District 27-3A home match against Hallettsville to win the next three by finals of 25-14, 25-23, and 25-18.

The Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start in district play, and improved their season record to 9-10 in the wake of last Friday’s non-district loss to Harlandale.

Briana Randle's 13 kills led Marion’s balanced offensive attack. Samantha Hopper and Kyleigh Mulanax each contributed 11 kills.

Madelyn Abremeit set for 23 assists, while Elizabeth Abrameit finished with 18 assists and four aces.

Hopper collected 13 digs, and Randle chipped in with 11.

Marion continues the 27-3A schedule Friday with a 6 p.m. home match against Luling.

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