Area Volleyball Results
October 9, 2018
Friendswood defeats Santa Fe
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs stumbled out of the gate but recovered to race past the Santa Fe Lady Indians 16-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-15 in a district title showdown Friday.
The Lady Mustangs got a balanced effort on offense, led by Ashlyn Svoboda (17 kills, 15 digs), Makensy Manbeck (14 kills, five blocks, two aces), Lauren Hubbard (11 kills, 15 digs) and Elle McGown (11 kills). Tori Weatherley (49 assists) set the offense up all match, and Kate Bueche (19 digs) led the defense.
The Lady Indians were led by Teresa Garza (10 kills, five blocks), Kassidy Taves (nine kills, 13 assists), Elena Dondonay (25 assists), Freedom Stephenson (16 digs), Cassi Cruz (12 digs) and Jillian Gibbs (three blocks).
Friendswood is 9-0 in district and Santa Fe is 7-2 in league play.
Dawson defeats Pearland
Dawson avenged an early-season defeat and moved back into contention for the District 23-6A volleyball crown with a four-set win over Pearland Friday night.
The Lady Eagles (32-7) improved to 6-1 in district matches, leaving them just a half-game behind George Ranch (7-1) with their 23-25, 25-20, 25-9, 25-23 win over the Lady Oilers at the Pearland gym.
Pearland (21-14, 6-2) defeated Dawson in four sets at Dawson earlier this season. Kaylie Kovach led Dawson with nine kills while Jackie Arrington had six kills and three blocks and April Conant also had six kills for Pearland.
The Lady Oilers were paced by Katie Whitehead with 19 assists and Megan Hinks with 15. Chloe Jordan had 23 digs.
Pearland sweeps Alief Taylor
The Lady Oilers defeated Alief Taylor 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-11) as Abby Smajstrla had 7 kills, Jackie Arrington had 6 kills, 5 blocks, Lauren Britt had 6 kills, 6 digs, Katie Whitehead had 14 assists, Megan Hinks had 14 assists, 4 aces, Chloe Jordan had 14 digs, and Emily Smajstrla had 5 digs, 5 aces.