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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Noos 4, Patriots 0: PNG stays unbeaten against GCM

Volleyball roundup

Nederland coach Allie Crommett watches second-set action against Tarkington on Friday in Nederland. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Karley McGill (6) and Hannah Hickey (17) of Nederland set up to receive a serve against Tarkington on Friday. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Karley McGill of Nederland attacks against Taylor Frazier of Tarkington on Friday in Nederland. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Kamren Savarino of Nederland sets up an attack with Mackenzie MacFarlane in the picture Friday in Nederland. (I.C. Murrell/The News)

Staff reports

Port Neches-Groves has had Goose Creek Memorial’s number all season.

Kaitlyn Gil’s 15 kills and Liz Bolyard’s 13 led PNG to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-10 sweep Friday, making the Rock-A-Noos 4-0 against the Patriots this season. The two teams previously met last Saturday in the Dickinson tournament.

Holly Jones had 17 assists and Harlee Barnwell dished 12 for PNG (16-2), which has won seven straight matches overall. Jones led in service points with 12 (two aces), as Halley Smith (three aces) and Bayja Newby (two) each had seven.

Newby made 12 digs, Gil had nine, and Smith and Jones each dug six. Ariel Muller made three kills and blocked one, as Layla Stansbury, Bolyard and Gil each blocked one as well.

PNG, which was home Friday, will visit Huffman on Tuesday.


Tarkington 3, Nederland 1

In Nederland, the Bulldogs (8-11) won the first set in pursuit of an eighth straight win, but the Longhorns had no plans to go 0-2 against Mid County on the week.

Tarkington rebounded from a 20-25 defeat to win the next three sets 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 despite Karley McGill’s 14 kills and two blocks. Hannah Hickey added seven kills and a block, Destyn Miguez made 16 digs and Jenna Jarrett totaled 26 assists for Nederland, which will host Liberty on Tuesday.


East Chambers 3, Memorial 0

In Winnie, Memorial (13-5) was swept in its first volleyball match since winning a share of the consolation title in the Orangefield tournament last Saturday.

East Chambers won 25-14, 25-18, 25-18. Statistics were not available.

Memorial will host Hamshire-Fannett on Tuesday.


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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