Volleyball State Polls
Comments: Defending Class 2A state champion Iola swept previously unbeaten Class 1A powerhouse Fayetteville 25-20, 25-16, 25-23 to hand the Lions their first loss despite another incredible match by Brooke Jaeger of Fayetteville who slammed 26 kills. Jaeger, a junior, six rotation standout has amassed 1,740 kills in her first two and a half varsity seasons. Iola, under Jamie McDougald has another talented squad with the Bulldogs losses coming against 5A and 6a tournament opponents to start the season. Iola and Crawford, who is currently on a 25 match win steak after losing a couple of 5A, 6a tournament matches in the first two weeks of the season are the two hottest Class 2A teams in the state.
Five schools currently have win streaks of at least 19 matches, Class 2A Bosqueville is 25-0 while class 2A Crawford has won 24 straight after starting 1-6. Class 4A Farmersville has won 20 in a row while both 6A Arlington Martin and 5A Mission Pioneer have won 19 each.
Goliad swept George West to open district 25-13, 25-5, 25-8 as Brook Jackson had nine kills, 13 assists and four service aces while Kyla Hill had five service aces nine kills and 16 assists. Christian Ramirez ran the Mustang offense to perfection as Nixon-Smiley swept Luling to improve to 17-7.
Prosper blasted Little Elm 25-3, 25-12, 25-5 as Callie Kieffer had 12 assists and three aces while Jasslyn Ford added 12 assists Maycee Varney had six kills, Ayden Ames five kiss and Lauren Evans four kills in the win. Denton Ryan fell to Richland in a wild five set affair with Richland winning 19-25, 25-15, 25-10, 16-25, 18-16. Darla Crow had 19 kills, 6 blocks for Ryan.
The Harlingen Cardinals stayed on fire sweeping the Harlingen South Hawks. Lady Cardinals improve to 23-5 and 2-0 in district play by winning 25-15, 28-26, 25-15.
In North Texas action, Bailee Dorris had 12 kills as Bells rallied to beat Pottsboro, 24-26, 15-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-13, in District 11-3A. Katie Spears added seven kills and nine digs, Laykin Little chipped in four kills and three blocks, Hannah Bondarenko collected 15 digs and Bailey Floyd handed out 21 assists for Bells. Ciara Redden lewd Pottsboro with nine kills, Taylor Hayes added eight kills, Jordyn Hampton totaled seven kills, 17 assists and three aces, Ava Sims chipped in six kills and five blocks, Payln Reid handed out 11 assists to go with six kills and four blocks. Kayci Schiltz collected nine digs and Autumn Graley finished with seven digs and three aces.
Playing a the YMBL tournament in Beaumont, Hardin beat Hardin 5A Conroe 25-17, 25-21 to finish third and improve to 23-5 on the season. Class 1A Blum took their lumps from larger competitors last week losing to Joshua in 19-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-18 and to China Spring in 3 by: 21,14, 28-26. Crawford beat Lorena 15-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 then beat Oglesby 25-6, 25-6, 25-5 in first District Game.
Kennedale beat Arlington Lamar on Tuesday night and Friday's match against Ft Worth Carter-Riverside was cancelled due to a Covid issue with the opposing team. Rockport-Fulton swept both opponents last week beating Bishop, and Kingsville in straight sets. Kaylee Howell led the way offensively with 22 kills. Payton Martinez had 41 digs. Sophia Byrom added 33 assists and Kaylie Skinner improved her team high in Aces to 42 for the season.
Gunter is playing well as the lady Tigers crushed Howe 25-8, 25-5, 25-6 behind seven kills from Abby Elmore. Hanna Rubis added six kills and Rayanna Mauldin chipped in five kills and eight digs for the winners. Blue Ridge is also perfect in 11-3A after sweeping Whitewright. Rylie Godbey had seven kills and three blocks for Whitewright to little avail.
In a highly competitive opening night for district volleyball play in central Texas there were several huge matches as Round Rock defeated 22-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-21 as Briana Bailey and Lauren Murphy had 18 kills each while Austin High swept Westlake 25-15, 25-11, 25-20 behind 11 kills by Brooke Jeffrey and nine by Samantha Unbehagen and a combined 14 assists and ten kills by Kasen and Tanon Rosenthal. Lake Travis swept Akins 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 as Avery Hamlin led the way eight kills while Kendall Jurgens added five kills and both Kiana Reed and Arden Besecker had four kills each.
San Marcos swept Bowie 25-16, 25-17 25-11 as Maggie Walsh doubled up with 16 kills and 145 digs while adding two blocks for the Rattlers. Callissa Castro had 11 digs and Brinkley Reeves chipped in ten kills and 12 digs with a pair of aces for the winners. Emery Jones added eight Rattler kills and four blocks while Jos Roberson had seven kills and setter Ruby Gordon had 33 assists and nine digs in the three sets. Cedar Ridge swept Hutto 25-13, 25-8, 25-16 with Olivia Johnson nailing ten kills and Elena Bilhartz adding nine kills. Setter Faither Cox had 30 assists while defensive specialist Alyssa Clark had 16 kills.
Austin High is the new number one after beating round rock earlier in the week while Round Rock moves to two by beating defending district champion Vandegrift and earlier beating lake Travis head to head. Lake Travis, and San Marcos are followed by Cedar Ridge in the class 6A local rankings.
Prosper Rock Hill swept Sherman 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 while Wylie East blanked Denison 25-17, 25-17, 25-18 and Van Alstyne’s Riley Ross had 12 kills, seven digs and three aces as the Lady Panthers opened district play with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-19 victory against Anna. Jaidan Servati added eight kills and four blocks, Samantha Moore chipped in eight kills and three blocks, Lanie Thorpe handed out 38 assists and Lacey Thorpe collected 11 digs for Van Alstyne.
Paige Turner had nine kills and five aces as the S&S Lady Rams defeated Valley View, 25-17, 25-10, 24-26, 25-16. Grace Hyde put down nine kills, Kendal Fellegy added eight kills, Marlee Howard totaled seven kills, 11 digs and three aces and Brenna Howard finished with 37 assists, 11 digs, five aces and four kills for S&S. Ponder beat Whitesboro 25-17, 21-25, 24-26, 21-25 while Tioga swept Dodd City as Gabby Ayala served 13 aces to lead Tioga to the 25-11, 25-15, 28-26 win.
Tom Bean’s Raylynn Adams had 16 assists and 12 aces as Tom Bean opened district play with a 25-9, 25-6, 25-9 sweep of Savoy. Laramie Worley chipped in six kills and three aces, Hannah Kelly totaled six aces and four kills, Delaney Hemming added five aces and three digs and Jessie Ball finished with five kills and five aces for Tom Bean. Collinsville got 12 kills from Addisyn McDonnell to beat Sam Rayburn 25-19, 27-25, 25-17.
District 18-5A opened with Connally getting 13 kills by Naterah Moore plus 25 assists and five aces from Taylor Finely to beat Pflugerville 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22. Elgin won in four over Cedar Creek 23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-13 while Hendrickson unloaded on Bastrop 25-14, 25-13, 25-11 as Katherine Neile had eight kills while Ella Wendall added Sven kills and setter Karys Dove finished with 24 assists as Isabella Martinez had ten digs with five aces and Kyra Dove had six blocks. Weiss dominated Manor 25-14, 25-12, 25-11 as Jaylen Anderson had eight kills while Sara Randall had seven kills and four aces. Aden Britt had 16 assists with Takyla Brown adding 11 assist and Jazmine Mason had 14 digs.
Huge win at Cedar Park as the Timberwolves beat Georgetown 25-16 25-14 25-19 as Kate Alex had 11 kills and Nia Cummings notched ten kills. Olivia Maib had 13 digs while Callie Krueger had eight digs. Setter Dylan Gilkey had 39 assists and served three aces. Glenn swept Marble Falls 25-10, 25-21, 25-8 while Leander swept East View, 27-25, 25-22, 25-17 and Rouse bested Liberty Hill 26-24, 25-27, 19-25, 25-16 in a contentious contest as Kayla Lopez ripped 16 kills while Jade Key had 11 kills and both Karley Black and Jadyn Wilgus had nine kills each.
Wimberley improved to 17-6 by beating Cuero 25-14, 20-25, 25-17, 27-25 as Paige Crawford had 12 kills while Ellie Marko had 17 assists and Payton Helbig finished with 14 digs. Maddy Harris had three service aces while Cameren Davis had three blocks for the Texans.
In other action, New Braunfels Canyon and Lehman were cancelled due to covid protocol at Lehman. Dripping Springs swept Alamo Heights 28-26, 26-24, 25-22. Buda Johnson swept Seguin, 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 and Boerne Champion beat San Antonio Veterans Memorial 25-13, 25-12, 25-10.
Vista Ridge clipped Stony Point 25-19, 25-23, 26-24 while Westwood went five to edge McNeil 25-20 13-25 25-18 22-25 15-11 and Hays swept Del Valle, 25-10, 25-10, 26-24.
Jazmine Gaston slammed 14 kills and added 17 digs as Anderson defeated McCallum 26-24, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20 in the first round battle of District 17-5A leaders. Alex DuBois Ashlyn Axtell, Brianna Abundis, Jade Winebright and Madeline Stuesser played well for the Trojans. McCallum was led by Vaughn Vandegrift, Grace Werkenthin, Kate Shackleford, Greta Carlson, and setter Teasia Cooks.
In other matches, Brooke Jeffrey slammed 12 kills, Samantha Unbehagen added ten kills and sisters Kasen and Tanon Rosenthal combined for 30 assists and eleven more kills as Austin beat Round Rock 25-22, 25-16, 27-25 while Lake Travis defeated 25-6A defending champion Vandegrift Westlake defeated Cedar Ridge in five sets.
In other action, Cedar Park swept Bastrop 25-8, 25-14, 25-16 as Kate Alex collected 13 kills while Lainee Roberts added nine kills and setter Dylan Gilkey finished with 34 assists and seven digs. In a serving showcase, Cedar Park got six aces from Olivia Maib and four each from Gilkey and Callie Krueger. Bastrop was led by Emma Patmon with six kills.
Wimberly swept Cedar Creek 25-4; 25-7; 25-12 as Jesse Weeks served five aces, had nine digs, and notched 22 assists. Paige Crawford pounded ten kills in the victory that improves the state ranked Texans to 16-6. Dripping Springs swept Hays 25-17, 25-17, 26-24 as Karley Sledge had 16 kills and Makenzie Plante added 14 kills for the Tigers.
Johnson City opened district play with a win over Harper 24-26, 25-13, 25-15, 25-27, 15-2 and Giddings beat Navasota 27-25, 26-24, 25-13 while New Braunfels Canyon swept San Antonio Veteran’s Memorial 25-11, 25-15, 25-17 and Buda Johnson swept Lehman 25-8, 25-19, 25-16. Round Rock Christian improved to 17-5 by sweeping St. Dominic Savio 25-10, 25-18, 25-19. New Braunfels beat Judson 25-19; 25-27; 25-10; 25-10 as Madeline O'Gorman had 17 kills and Abigail Lawson finished with 14 kills.
Reminder: Polls are posted Monday with comments updated for Tuesday. Please note that sources for the team records are not always reliable so if you see an error, please email me the correction..
Butch Hart, Editor in Chief
TGCA Polls and Rankings
2021 TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION
September 13, 2021
|Class 2A (Includes Class 1A)|
|10||San Isidro 20-4|
|15||Tom Bean 17-4|
|18||Valley Mills 12-3|
|23||Prairie Valley 12-4|
Also- Neches, Strawn, Moody, Meyer, Alvord, Sulphur Bluff, Italy, Hubbard, Johnson City, Wildorado, Harper, Northside, Falls City, Gustine and Shelbyville.
|1||White Oak 23-1|
|2||East Bernard 27-1|
|12||West Rusk 18-4|
|13||Blue Ridge 15-2|
|17||Mount Vernon 14-3|
S&S Consolidated 17-5
Also- Rains, West, Redwater, Chisum, Woodville, Brownfield, Bishop, UME Prep, y Academy, Highland Park, Huntington, Callisburg, Randolph, Sabine, Nixon-Smiley and Grandview.
|10||Bridge City 25-4|
|13||Mount Vernon 14-3|
|25||San Elizario 16-6|
Also- Cuero, Paris, Graham, Boerne, Liberty, Giddings, Hargrave, Benbrook, Hondo,. Fredericksburg, Gilmer, Argyle, Glen Rose and Fort Stockton.
|1||Dallas Highland Park 23-5|
|2||Lucas Lovejoy 22-5|
|3||College Station 24-2|
New Braunfels Canyon 26-7
|5||Leander Rouse 20-11|
|6||Pflugerville Hendrickson 25-5|
|7||Mission Pioneer 24-2|
|8||Austin Anderson 18-4|
|10||Frisco Reedy 16-5|
McAllen Rowe 21-4
|12||Justin Northwest 15-8|
|14||Dripping Springs 21-15|
|16||Mission Sharyland 24-7|
|18||Barbers Hill 25-3|
|19||El Paso Burges 15-4|
|21||Colleyville Heritage 24-9|
Mission Veterans Memorial 19-6
|24||Laredo Martin 16-6|
Also- Nederland, Edcouch-Elsa, Liberty Hill, Lubbock Cooper, Cedar Park, San Antonio Southwest, Galveston Ball, Rudder, El Paso, Kerrville Tivy, Frisco heritage, Forney, Denton Ryan, Weiss, and McAllen Memorial.
|1||V.R. Eaton 22-1|
|2||Flower Mound 24-3|
|3||San Antonio Brandeis 28-2|
|4||Arlington Martin 22-2|
|5||Pearland Dawson 26-4|
|6||Cypress Ranch 25-3|
|7||El Paso Franklin 28-3|
|10||The Woodlands 28-4|
|11||Smithson Valley 21-4|
|12||Plano West 17-5|
|13||Austin Lake Travis 28-9|
|15||San Marcos 25-5|
|17||San Antonio Reagan 28-6|
|18||Katy Tompkins 21-5|
|19||Round Rock 24-9|
|20||Cedar Ridge 30-5|
|21||Ridge Point 20-9|
|24||College Park 16-3|
Laredo United 19-4
Also- Vandegrift, Vista Ridge, East Central, Also- Tyler Legacy, Cypress Woods, El Paso Americas, Lewisville Marcus, Klein, San Antonio Clark, Garland Sachse, Waxahachie, Odessa Permian and Fort Bend Clements.
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