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VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Rock-A-Noos set early tone in latest Madness

Port Neches-Groves has hit 21. Kaitlyn Gil killed 23.

Gil’s offensive domination resulted in her 23 kills, and the Rock-A-Noos routed Nederland 25-5, 25-12, 25-16 Tuesday in the latest volleyball edition of Mid County Madness in Port Neches. It’s also PNG’s 21st straight victory in district play, almost two years after dropping a four-set match at home to Nederland.

Holly Jones and Harlee Barnwell each made 16 assists for the Indians (25-4, 3-0 in 21-5A), which is 30-1 in district since 2016. Liz Bolyard had four kills, and Maylin Louvier and Ariel Muller each totaled three for PNG.

Louvier had three aces. She and Jones each served 13 points, with Halley Smith (two aces) scoring 12, Barnwell nine and Gil seven (two aces). Smith and Gil led the way in digs with 12 and Bayja Newby added nine.

Muller and Gil each blocked two, with Layla Stansbury and Louvier blocking one apiece.

Statistics for Nederland (17-14, 3-1 in 21-5A) were not immediately available.

PNG will visit Memorial on Friday.


Vidor 3, Memorial 0

In Port Arthur, Vidor swept Memorial 25-21, 25-21, 25-23. No statistics were available for Memorial (17-13, 0-3 in 21-5A).


West Hardin 3, Sabine Pass 2

Scores and statistics from the match at Sabine Pass (8-6, 1-3 in 24-2A) were not available. SP coach Andie Myers said the match was one of the best her team played defensively, but too many “little mistakes” were made.