PLANO — Guyer has soared to one of the best starts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a 13-3 record. The Lady Wildcats have quietly put together a solid season and seem to be near a spot in the top 20 of the Class 6A Texas Girls Coaches Association poll.
On Friday, Guyer traveled to the Plano Circle of Champions tournament looking to make a loud statement against stiff competition.
After two wins against Highland Park (25-15, 19-25, 25-16) and Rockwall (25-11, 25-19), the Lady Wildcats were set for a showdown with Plano West, the No. 3 team in Class 6A who reached the state semifinals last season.
Guyer and Plano West split the first two sets 18-25, 25-11 before the Lady Wildcats capped off the match with a wild 26-24 victory in the third set to pull off the upset. Plano West entered Friday with a 16-2 record.
Alabama commit Brooke Slusser had an impressive day for Guyer with 38 kills, 43 assists, 26 digs and six blocks. Kentucky commit Jordyn Williams added another 29 kills and led the Lady Wildcats with 12 blocks.
Sophie Howe set up 43 assists, and Maggie Walsh collected 20 kills and 48 digs on the day.
The Lady Wildcats look to cap off an impressive performance at the tournament on Saturday.
Denton wins three at San Marcos tournament
SAN MARCOS — The Lady Broncos continued their torrid start to the season with three wins to open up play at the San Marcos tournament.
The most impressive win came during the first match of the day, when the Lady Broncos knocked off No. 11 Corpus Christi Carroll in straight sets (25-16, 25-16).
Denton proceeded with wins over L.D. Bell (25-17, 21-25, 25-20) and Lockhart (25-10, 25-11) to close out the day.
Sydney Soto led the Lady Broncos with 24 kills and 27 digs, while Leah Stolfus added 18 kills and nine total blocks. Setter Abby Folsom collected 107 assists and 16 digs, and Maria Martin led the team with 36 digs through the three matches.
The Lady Broncos are now 17-6 on the year and return to tournament play on Saturday.
Argyle advances to Gold Bracket with three wins
ARGYLE — After two losses in the last three matches, Argyle returned to form with three victories in pool play at the Sawyer Camillo Tournament.
The Lady Eagles started the day with a dominating 25-16, 25-9 victory over Clyde, and after losing the opening set to Carrollton Ranchview, Argyle recovered and won back-to-back sets to hold off the Lady Wolves (22-25, 25-16, 25-18).
The Lady Eagles finished pool play with a 25-13, 25-18 victory over Sherman to advance to the Gold Bracket. Argyle will play Lake Dallas at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Ponder storms back to defeat Sanger
SANGER — After dominating the opening two sets, Sanger looked as if it were on the way to sweeping the Ponder Lady Lions in the nondistrict matchup.
However, Harper Mulkey and the Lady Lions responded by winning three unanswered sets to take down Sanger 13-25, 15-25, 25-19, 25-15, 15-4 and improve their record to 9-7.
Mulkey led the way for Ponder with 16 kills, while Sterling Wilkerson added 10 kills and 15 digs. Ponder setter Averee Tipton finished with a team-high 40 assists and two aces.
Ponder will be in action at the Sawyer Camillo tournament in Argyle on Saturday. They begin play in the Gold Bracket against District 9-3A foe Gunter at 9 a.m.
Pilot Point rallies to defeat Lone Oak
GODLEY — After dropping the first set 17-25 against Lone Oak, Pilot Point was facing an uphill battle to build on its impressive outing on Thursday at the Godley tournament.
However, the Lady Bearcats stormed back to defeat the Lady Buffaloes 25-20, 25-21 in the final two sets to capture their third victory over the last two days.
All-around player Shelby Malone led the way with 15 kills and 17 digs, while Brooke Lane added another 19 digs. Alyssa David and Wendy Garrett also contributed to the Pilot Point attack with 11 kills apiece.
The Lady Bearcats are now 13-11, making them two games above .500 for the first time all season.
Krum picks up three wins at Godley tournament
GODLEY — Krum failed to lose a set while cruising its way through competition at the Godley tournament.
The Lady Bobcats earned victories over Peaster JV (25-10, 25-10), Stephenville (25-16, 25-20) and Everman (25-17, 25-11).
Krum improved to 14-5 on the season and will return to tournament play on Saturday.
Braswell falls to Frisco Memorial in four sets
LITTLE ELM — In their second home match of the season, the Braswell Lady Bengals fell to Frisco Memorial 3-1.
Braswell coach Corey Jenkins was happy with the hitting from Jena Kennon and Kamille Gibson. Kaeden Robinson led the Lady Bengals on the defensive side of the net.
Braswell will be at the Sawyer Camillo tournament in Argyle on Saturday taking on the Southlake Carroll JV in the Silver Bracket at 10 a.m.