Area Volleyball Report

Dawson Lady Eagles

The volleyball season came to an end for the Dawson Lady Eagles as they were swept by the Clear Creek Lady Wildcats 25-19, 25-19, 25-21 to advance to the regional quarterfinals of the state playoffs.

Outside hitters Melody Horton and Melissa McNeil shared the load on offense, with Horton recording 15 kills, two blocks and two aces and McNeil notching 13 kills. 

Middle blocker Maggie Revell added nine kills and two blocks. Middle blocker Hannah Froeschl had five blocks.

Libero Olivia Rigby led the Clear Creek defense with 16 digs and also had two aces. Libero Erica Kropp chipped in 10 digs.

Setter Mariah Pardo facilitated the offense with 40 assists, and got in on the point-scoring act with three blocks and three kills. Pardo also helped out the defense with eight digs.

The win was the 40th of the year to just four losses. Head coach Scott Simonds said it marks only the second time in school history the volleyball team has won 40 games. The other occurrence was in 2008 when the Wildcats went 41-5 and reached the state semifinals.

Dawson was led by Zoe Hill and Kate Plummer who had three blocks each. Amberly Jeane had 15 kills and five digs. Jordan Brown had 26 digs. Alyssa Sinnette had eight kills.

The Lady Eagles finished 28-15 overall.

"The Lady Eagles finished their season at the top of their game," said Dawson head coach Jason Karim.  "Even though we fell to Clear Creek, an amazing team, we could not have asked for a better effort than our girls showed up with last night.  We have to give credit to Creek, they are an amazing team.

"The coaching staff, the school, and the community are proud of our young ladies and we feel privileged to have had the chance to work with them and look forward to another year with our returners."

Pearland Lady Oilers

The defending Region III champion Clear Falls Knights advanced to the regional quarterfinals with a 25-20, 26-24, 14-24, 28-26 area round win over Pearland on Friday at Phillips Field House.

The Knights’ outside hitter tandem of Alyssa Enneking and Ashlynn Dunbar led the Clear Falls offense with 25 kills and 17 kills, respectively. The duo also led the Knights’ defense with Dunbar recording 21 digs and Enneking 17 digs.

Setter Kayla Hayes led the offense with 43 assists and chipped in with 11 digs on defense.

Pearland sophomore Brooke Botkin led all kill leaders with 27.  Cassidy Nussman added 13 kills.  Caroline Shecterle had 30 assists and 14 digs for the match. 

The Oilers finish the season with a 41-7 season record and the title of district champions for 22-6A.