Marble Falls volleyball starts strong in district loss to Leander Vandegrift

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team came close to claiming its first District 25-4A game of the season Sept. 24.

The Lady Mustangs matched Leander Vandegrift point for point in the first set. But in the end, the Lady Vipers had just enough for a 25-23 victory and then handled the final two games 25-13, 25-11 to take the match.

“The (Lady Mustangs) did a tremendous job in game one,” Marble Falls head coach Julie Downs said. “We outhit, outpassed and outserved the Vipers. Statistically, we defeated Vandegrift on all levels; we did not score and put the ball down when necessary. We are striving to play with more confidence and in the belief that we have the talent to win in this district.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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ON OFFENSE: Kills – Maddie Johnson 6, Taylor Brackenridge 5, Haley Coulter 4; assists – Coulter 17; aces – Makenzie Carpenter 2, Hanna Wall 2, Coulter 1

ON DEFENSE: Blocks – Carpenter 2, Coulter 1; digs – Taylor Brackenridge 13, Shelbi Wyatt 8, Coulter 8

SUBVARSITY RESULTS: Marble Falls freshmen lost 19-25, 12-25; Marble Falls junior varsity lost 11-25, 10-25.

RECORDS: Marble Falls varsity is 10-18-1 overall and 0-4 in District 25-4A play; Vandegrift is 2-1 in district play.

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Marble Falls has a bye Sept. 27 and travels Oct. 1 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd. in Cedar Park, for a 7 p.m. match.

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Marble Falls High School senior outside hitter Amanda Thomas avoids getting blocked. Photo by Gary Thomas/MFHS volleyball

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Marble Falls High School junior setter Maddie Johnson forces a Leander Vandegrift hitter to adjust to a block. Photo by Gary Thomas/MFHS volleyball

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