DUNCANVILLE — After a thrilling five-set victory over Liberty Christian to open the 2019 season, the Lady Eagles showed no signs of slowing down at the Duncanville tournament on Friday.
Argyle won all six sets against stiff competition to improve its record to 4-0 early in the 2019 season.
The Lady Eagles won in straight sets against Class 6A San Angelo Central (25-19, 25-16) and Class 5A Dallas Woodrow Wilson (25-15, 25-19) before pummeling Ferris (25-5, 25-7) in their final match of the day at the Duncanville tournament.
Kassidy Reeves led Argyle with 23 assists and five aces on the day, while Allie Jones hammered down seven kills of her own in the win over San Angelo Central.
Argyle continues tournament play on Saturday.
Denton wins two, drops first match of season
After three wins on the opening day of the Denton ISD classic, the Lady Broncos defeated Jarrell (25-8, 25-8) and Chisholm Trail (23-25, 25-21, 25-16) on Friday before losing to Red Oak (20-25, 25-23, 15-25) in the nightcap.
Despite dropping their first set of the match against Chisholm Trail, the Lady Broncos pulled out a three-set victory in come-from-behind fashion. Abby Folsom led Denton with 20 digs and 22 assists, while Maria Martin added 17 digs. Campbell Sweeten also had 24 digs in the match and finished with 48 digs on the day.
Soon after, Denton turned around and battled Red Oak into three sets for the Lady Broncos’ first loss of the season. Taylor Thomas led Denton with seven kills in the match, and Folsom led the team with 11 assists.
Denton moved to 6-1 on the season and continues tournament play on Saturday.
Liberty moves to 5-2
CARROLLTON — The Lady Warriors avenged their Thursday loss to the Plano JV by turning around and defeating the Lady Wildcats in straight sets (25-14, 25-14).
Liberty Christian went on to sweep Edgewood (25-16, 25-13) and Lucas Lovejoy JV2 (25-11, 25-18) in the later games of the Carrollton tournament.
Reagan Fifer was a force for the Lady Warriors, finishing with 13 kills and 15 assists throughout the six sets on Friday. Madison Morrow collected 11 kills, six digs and five aces, while Sydney Anderson finished with nine kills.
Pilot Point earns first win
After dropping two close matches on Thursday, the Lady Bearcats looked as if they were headed down the same road on Friday after barely losing their first match of the day to Dallas Skyline (23-25, 25-17, 22-25).
However, Pilot Point was able to pull away and win its final two matches against Denison (25-21, 25-20) and West Mesquite (25-12, 25-16) to improve to 2-5 on the season.
Shelby Malone’s 33 kills and 20 digs on the day ignited the Pilot Point offense, while Rendy Garrett totaled an impressive 13 digs against Dallas Skyline.
Ponder falls to Celina
CELINA — Despite Kylee Anderson’s 16 digs and Averee Tipton’s 32 assists, Ponder fell to Celina in straight sets (16-25, 23-25, 24-26).
Harper Mulkey was impressive for the Lady Lions with 14 kills and five digs, while teammates Gracie Perryman and Sterling Wilkinson tallied six kills apiece.
Ponder continues play on Tuesday at Nocona.
Guyer goes 2-1 against tough competition
PEARLAND — The Lady Wildcats pulled off two impressive victories over Manvel (25-16, 25-14) and defending Class 4A state champion Decatur (25-13, 25-21) before relinquishing a lead and falling to San Antonio Reagan (25-20, 22-25, 23-25) in their final match of the day.
Kyndal Stowers had an impressive three games with 31 kills and 34 digs, while setter Brooke Slusser continued her hot start to the season after collecting 10 kills, 70 assists and 22 digs.
Kentucky commit Jordyn Williams finished the day with 18 kills, a team-high 12 blocks and 20 digs.
Guyer continues tournament play in Pearland on Saturday against Missouri City Ridge Point at 9 a.m.
Lady Chaps go 2-1 at Denton ISD Classic
After an impressive performance Thursday, Kaia Saylor and the Aubrey Lady Chaparrals grabbed two more wins Friday, defeating Lubbock Cooper (26-24, 20-25, 25-18) and Haltom (25-12, 25-16).
Earlier Friday, Frisco Centennial handed Aubrey its second loss of the season (25-17, 25-13).
Saylor led the Lady Chaparral offense with 39 kills and 22 digs with the help of Gracie Bell’s 34 assists. Laney Roos also finished with 20 digs.
Aubrey will be back in action on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the championship bracket of the Denton ISD Classic.