Lady Flames force decisive fourth set against Fredericksburg Heritage
MARBLE FALLS — As the match progressed Sept. 6, Faith Academy of Marble Falls got better, head coach Todd Still said. Heritage won the first set 25-10 but were surprised when the Lady Flames tied the second set. A series of miscues was the difference in Heritage winning 25-20.
PHOTO: Faith Academy senior Rebekah Graham passes the ball during the Lady Flames’ loss to Fredericksburg Heritage Sept. 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro
Though Heritage took a 14-11 lead in the third game, the Lady Flames tied it at 16 and wouldn’t let their opponent seize control. Faith senior Rebekah Graham served out the final two points, both aces, to win 25-21 and force the fourth game.
Heritage took the lead and never looked back, winning 25-15.
“For the first time this year, we faced a real volleyball team,” Still said. “Heritage can play volleyball. They brought a complete all-around game. They could serve, they could bump, they could set and they could spike. I think they realized that’s some of what we’re going to get in district play.”
Faith finishes non-district play Sept. 11 at Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills, 235 Peterson Farm Road in Kerrville.
District play begins 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Temple Holy Trinity, 6608 West Adams Ave. in Temple.
Llano falls to Fredericksburg 0-3
FREDERICKSBURG — The Lady Billies relied on a slew of “heavy hitters and tall aggressive blockers across the net,” Llano head coach Shawn Sweeten-Meredith said. “We must learn how to overcome adversity during these competitive situations. This was a great experience for us.”
Fredericksburg, which is one of the top programs in Class 3A Region IV, won 25-16, 25-19, 25-17 on Sept. 4.
ON OFFENSE: Kills – Cierra Jordan and Alyssa Morgan 3 each. Assists – Cheyenne Swenson and Morgan with 5 each. Aces – Morgan 1.
ON DEFENSE: Blocks – Jessica Wunderlich 2, Lacey Redden 1. Digs — Jordan 7, Christy Vassar and Cierra Caffey with 6 each.
QUOTABLE: “For every kill we had, they had two. Furthermore, they played until the ball hit the ground. We did not. We struggled going for every ball,” Sweeten-Meredith said.
RECORDS: Llano is 9-17/
SUBVARSITY: Llano junior varsity (3-5) lost 15-25, 7-25; Llano freshmen (4-7) lost 8-25, 14-25.
Burnet 7th A beats Brownwood, 2-1
BROWNWOOD — The Lady Pups used the first set to get warmed up, coach Holly Hafley said. After that, Burnet stormed to a 19-25, 25-16, 25-18 victory.
Savannah McHam served seven consecutive points in the third set.
“I am very proud of the effort these young ladies put out (Sept. 6) and the last two weeks of practice,” Hafley said.
The Lady Pups host Liberty Hill at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Burnet Middle School, 1401 N. Main St. in Burnet.