Abilene High volleyball gets job done in four
Abilene High volleyball coach Did Pierce was tickled pink not to have another match go five games.
The Lady Eagles downed Burleson 25 23, 25 19, 22 25, 25 8 Tuesday, improving their chances of making the playoffs and ending a string of three consecutive losses, all in five games,
Libby Sinclair had 14 kills and Kasi Conners had nine kills and nine blocks as AHS (16 20 overall, 5 5 District 3 5A) made it a successful Senior Night at Eagle Gym. Both team wore pink jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
felt good about how we played, Pierce said. girls have had a great attitude. Our goal going in was to will win. That what we said since last Tuesday. That been the focus. We dropped three straight in five and we had to turn in around and still fight for that playoff spot. In their last outing, the Lady Eagles saw a 2 0 advantage slip away against district leader North Crowley. Gabi Martinez,Cheap Jerseys free shipping one of six seniors on the team, said the Lady Eagles didn want to deal with another heartbreaker.
was really important to get it done, said Martinez, who had four kills and two blocks. were saying we needed to win in three. It went to four, but we still finished really well. Also making their final home appearance were seniors Danielle Roadcap, who had 24 digs, Jordan James, who had 17 assists, and Rebekah Zullo.
With matches remaining at Haltom City Haltom on Friday and at Fort Worth Paschal on Tuesday, Abilene High is still in contention to qualify for the playoffs for the 11th year in a row.
Burleson (17 18, 4 7) was led by Michaela McNeely with 11 kills.
Abilene High had to rally from a 20 14 deficit in the first game and carried the momentum over into the second, jumping out to a 12 5 lead. Burleson staved off another AHS comeback in the third game, scoring the last three points after the Lady Eagles overcame a 21 17 deficit to pull even twice. There was no doubt in the fourth game as AHS raced out to an 11 1 lead.
were some great rallies on both sides and some really long plays, Pierce said. just showed a lot of heart for the girls to keep fighting. Abilene High def. Burleson 25 23, 25 19, 22 25, 25 8
Burleson: Kills Michaela McNeely 11, Sarah Gilbert 9. Blocks Brianna Jakobsson 2, Savannah Menchaca 2. Digs Jessica Zabojnik 14, Braeden Gilbert 12. Aces Katelyn Billings 2, Jessica Zabojnik 1, Savannah Menchaca 1.
Abilene High: Kills Libby Sinclair 14, Kasi Conners 9, Annie Newton 7. Assists Ellen Irvin 18, Jordan James 17. Blocks Kasi Conners 9, Denetra Bennett 5. Digs Danielle Roadcap 24, Tori Hale 17. Aces Kasi Conners 2, Danielle Roadcap 1, Jordan James 1.