(San Antonio) - Navarro's quest for a second consecutive trip to the UIL State Volleyball Tournament came up short Saturday morning with a 3-0 loss to Needville in the 4A Region IV championship match at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio.
The Panthers, who advanced to the regional title round with a 3-0 sweep of Sinton in Friday's semifinal, dropped their final contest of the season by tallies of 25-19, 25-22, and 25-23.
Allie Benner put away nine kills, Ashlea Frederick and Peyton Roach added seven apiece, and Hailey Weidenfeller finished with six kills to go with two solo blocks and two block assists. Benner and Bailey Wozniak each recorded a pair of block assists as well.
Wozniak set for 25 assists, and Weidenfeller delivered Navarro's only ace. Sydney Sahd collected a team-high 17 digs.
The Panthers defeated Sinton 25-13, 25-15, 25-14 in Friday's regional semifinal match.
Roach recorded a team-high 10 kills to go with 16 digs, Benner and Weidenfeller six apiece, and Kelly Helms five. Wozniak put up 30 assists, while Sahd and Maddie Murphy each sent two aces over the net.
Sahd came up with nine digs. Wozniak and Weidenfeller combined for two blocks.
After winning the District 27-4A championship and advancing to the regional finals for the second straight year, Navarro final season record is 39-6.