VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano

Lady Stangs lose to Belton after finishing third at Harker Heights Pure Energy tourney

MARBLE FALLS — The Lady Mustangs had leads in all three sets against Belton on Sept. 4, but when the Lady Tigers needed a point, they usually got it.

PHOTO: Burnet High School sophomore outside hitter Rose Bailey hits the ball over a row of opposing blockers at the recent VolleyPalooza tournament. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Belton won 25-22, 25-20, 25-18. The setback is on the heels of Marble Falls finishing third at the Killeen Harker Heights Tournament thanks to beating Killeen Ellison 25-19, 15-25, 25-22. They also beat Manor 21-25, 25-22, 25-23 but lost to Killeen Harker Heights 20-25, 16-25.

TOP PLAYERS: Against Belton – Hayley Fishbeck 11 kills, Haley Coulter 22 assists and Lacie Long with 22 digs

ON OFFENSE: Against Belton – Catie Whitecotton, Teagan Hall and Taylor Brackenridge 3 kills each. Aces – Kaitlyn Naumann 5, Long 3

ON DEFENSE: Kelsey Bauers 13 digs; Whitecotton and Hall 1 block each.

QUOTABLE: “We did some good things, but we didn’t play as tough on defense as they did,” Marble Falls head coach Julie Downs said.

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 14-7-1.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls at Leander High, 3301 S. Bagdad Road in Leander, to start District 25-4A play Sept. 7

Lady Dawgs lose to Leander Vandegrift at VolleyPalooza tourney

BURNET — Burnet decided to play up in facing Leander Vandegrift, a member of District 25-4A, and lost 10-25, 18-25, 16-25.

The Lady Dawgs finished the recent VolleyPalooza Tournament with a 1-5 record, defeating Crowley 25-21, 25-20.

ON OFFENSE: Mariah Qualls and Cassidy Connally, 4 kills each; Danielle Lindley 8 assists; Sarah Poe 5 assists; Qualls, Connally and Lindley 1 ace each

ON DEFENSE: Riana Bond and Poe 6 digs each

RECORDS: Burnet is 2-15.

UP NEXT: Burnet at Rockdale, 500 Childress Drive in Rockdale, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7

Llano second in Fight Bracket at VolleyPalooza tourney

CEDAR PARK — The Lady Jackets won their last three matches of the tournament, beating Crowley 25-12, 25-19, Cleburne 22-25, 25-19, 25-11 and Bastrop 25-15, 25-14. Llano lost to Austin St. Michael’s 22-25, 20-25, Austin Anderson 26-28, 16-25, Poth 16-25, 15-25, Savio 26-28, 15-25, Austin Bowie, 16-25, 17-25, Round Rock McNeil 13-25, 17-25 and Bastrop 25-15, 25-14.

“We executed like we were supposed to,” Llano head coach Shawn Sweeten-Meredith said. “We regained our confidence and played as a team. It was good to end the day with deserved win(s).”

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