After a flawless day one in the Denton ISD tournament, Denton dropped its first match of the season Friday night to Red Oak and sent the Lady Broncos into a must-win Saturday. The refocused Lady Broncos (9-1) defeated Aubrey 2-0 (25-10, 25-20) before beating Chisholm Trail (25-18, 25-13) to advance to the finals against Red Oak.
After dropping the opening set, Denton took Set 2 before ultimately pulling out the win and the championship 2-1 over Red Oak (20-25, 25-21, 25-22). Taylor Thomas and Leah Stolfus were selected to the all-tournament team as Thomas led the Lady Broncos on Saturday with 27 kills and 40 digs in the three matches. Sydney Soto had 23 kills and 30 digs of her own, Stolfus had 17 kills and three solo blocks, and Abby Dolsom had 31 assists on Saturday.
Argyle finishes second in Duncanville tournament
DUNCANVILLE — The Lady Eagles continued their perfect streak to seven games en route to the championship game Saturday evening against Midlothian Heritage.
Once in the finals, Argyle (7-1) jumped out of the gates to take the first set, but was unable to maintain the dominance, falling to Midlothian Heritage 2-1 (21-25, 25-13, 15-19) to take second place.
The prior three contests were all Argyle wins, though, as Argyle defeated Cleburne 2-0 (25-8, 25-10) and swept San Angelo (25-16, 25-23). In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles defeated North Forney 2-0 (25-21, 25-19)
Pilot Point reels off three wins in Ryan tournament
Despite starting the season 0-5, the Lady Bearcats (5-5) clawed their way back to .500 by winning all three matches in the final day of the Denton Ryan tournament.
The first win came over Eastern Hills in two sets (25-16, 25-11), led by Shelby Malone and Alyssa David’s five kills each. A win against Dallas Skyline (25-12, 25-20), which defeated Pilot Point on Friday, continued the Lady Bearcat’s momentum as David had nine kills and Malone had six. The third win came over Plano Coram Deo (25-10, 25-23) as David and Malone had 10 and 6 kills, respectively. The two also led the team in digs in all three contests.
Guyer goes 4-2 on Friday, Saturday in Pearland tourney
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 on Friday.
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.
On Saturday, Guyer (8-2) continued to play stout competition, losing to Ridge Point in two sets (25-21, 26-24) before defeating Lake Travis (25-11, 25-18) and Hays (25-12, 25-19) to close out the tournament.
For the day, Guyer was led by Brooke Slusser’s 14 kills, four blocks, 44 assists, and 30 digs. Jordyn Williams’ 17 kills and nine blocks along with Kyndal Stowers posted 16 kills and 27 digs also helped pace the Lady Wildcats in the final day.
Guyer faces Aledo at home Tuesday and Prosper on the road on Friday.
Sanger posts winning record over weekend
In the three days at the Nike ASC/LISD Tournament, the Lady Indians went 4-3, capping the tournament on Saturday with a three-set loss to Bowie (25-21, 20-25, 25-11) before rebounding to beat Edgewood in two sets (25-9, 27-25)
In the prior two days, Sanger defeated Callisburg, Caddo Mills and Nocona all in two sets, but lost to Paschal, Plano West JV.