No. 2 state-ranked Dawson advances to volleyball regionals

DAWSON — The Dawson Lady Eagles are currently ranked No. 2 in the 6A state volleyball polls as one of the state's elite teams with a sparkling 41-4 overall record. San Antonio Brandeis is the current No. 1 team in 6A with a 42-2 mark.

This past week, Dawson took major steps toward the Class 6A UIL state volleyball tournament with victories over Brazoswood (25-17, 25-16, 25-17), Kingwood (25-18, 25-18, 25-11), and in the regional quarterfinals with a win over Clear Creek (25-19, 25-19, 25-21).

Dawson advances to the Class 6A Region III semifinals where they will face the Ridge Point Lady Panthers (36-10) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m.

The Lady Eagles are playing at a high level at this time of the year under the guidance of head coach Lauren Leth. Dawson captured the District 23-6A title with a perfect record of 12-0.

“Our kids fought, but I think (Dawson) would’ve beat anybody in the region tonight with the way that they played,” Clear Creek head volleyball coach Scott Simonds said.

Dawson was led on the offensive by senior Kylie Nance and junior Bryce Ranney who each had six kills while senior Sydney Alexander and junior Ava Kennon each added five kills.

Kamryn Scroggins led the way with seven digs while Nance had six digs.

Scroggins also led with 19 assists.

Dawson hopes to continue using a relentless defense and an all-around strong effort on offense to continue their quest to the state tournament.

Dawson won its 22nd consecutive match against Clear Creek and will make its fifth consecutive regional volleyball tournament appearance.

The Lady Eagles’ last defeat was to Katy Tompkins on Aug. 31. Tompkins lost to Dawson's upcoming opponent Ridge Point in the quarterfinals 25-20, 26-24, 25-16.

Clear Springs (33-12) will take on Katy (30-16) in the other semifinal match on Friday at Sam Houston State at 7:00 p.m.