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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Streaking right along: PNG sweeps for No. 6; Nederland goes 5 for No. 7

Tarkington at PNG

Harlee Barnwell of PNG winds up for a serve against Tarkington on Tuesday. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

PNG coach Barbara Comeaux shouts instructions during the first set against Tarkington on Tuesday. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Kaitlyn Gil of PNG fires a kill against Taylor Frazier and Parker Lewis of Tarkington on Tuesday. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Staff reports

PORT NECHES — Dominance and Port Neches-Groves often go together on the volleyball court.

Kaitlyn Gil and Liz Bolyard each recorded double-digit kills, leading PNG to its sixth straight win, 25-10, 25-18, 25-16 over Tarkington, on Tuesday.

The match was the eighth in the past six days for the Rock-A-Noos (15-2), who last lost in their second match of the Dickinson tournament to Clear Brook on Thursday. Gil led the way with 18 kills, and Bolyard had 11 for PNG. Bayja Newby struck six aces on 13 service points, Harlee Barnwell aced four times on 11 service points, and Gil (8 SPs) and Halley Smith (6 SPs) each made an ace.

Holly Jones had a team-hjgh 15 assists and Barnwell dished out 13. Gil led the defensive effort with 12 digs, Kasidee Sartin registered five, Newby dug four and Smith totaled three.

Layla Stansbury added four kills and block for the Indians, who will take on Goose Creek Memorial for the fourth time this season. PNG has won all three matches.


Nederland 3, LCM 2

Make it seven wins in a row for Nederland.

The Bulldogs stormed back from a 2-1 series deficit to beat host Little Cypress-Mauriceville 25-10, 27-29, 17-25, 25-23, 15-10. Destyn Miguez dug 22 and recorded two aces, and Meg Sheppard made 17 kills with three aces and nine digs for Nederland (8-10).

Jenna Jarrett had 29 assists, Hannah Hickey 11 kills and four blocks, and Karley McGill eight kills for Nederland, which will host Tarkington on Friday.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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