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Nederland tops Barbers Hill, wins another match in Pearland volleyball tourney

Nederland was the only team to defeat Barbers Hill in District 21-5A volleyball last season.

On Friday, the Bulldogs once again had the upper hand against the reigning champions.

Kamren Savarino assisted on 13 points and Kaylee Adams made 10 digs in the Bulldogs’ 25-19, 23-25, 25-14 win over the Eagles in Pasadena’s John Turner Classic. It was the first of two wins on the day for Nederland (2-4), which was swept in three matches there Thursday. Friday’s matches helped the Bulldogs finish second in their pool.

Katie Perez totaled seven kills, four digs and a block against Barbers Hill, Karley McGill six kills and Hannah Hickey four kills and two blocks.

Nederland lost 25-21, 25-19 to Kingwood in Friday’s second match. Jenna Brekel had seven digs, Savarino seven assists and five digs and Sydney Nelson six assists. Hickey spiked six kills and Abby Meaux had four kills.

Nederland faced two tight matches in the third match Friday against Pasadena Memorial, but came up with 25-23, 25-22 wins. Brekel made 10 digs, Savarino seven assists and three aces, Jenna Jarrett six assists, Hickey six kills, Meaux five kills and Perez three kills.

Nederland will take on Mission Veterans Memorial at 9 a.m. Saturday in the John Turner Classic, with the winner to play Kingwood Park or Santa Fe.

 

Rock-A-Noos overcome

0-4 start in Pasadena

with pair of victories

In the John Turner Classic, Port Neches-Groves ran into tough competition on Thursday and lost matches to 6A teams Highland Park, Pearland Dawson and Summer Creek.

The slide continued Friday morning with a 25-16, 25-17 loss to Richmond Foster, the team that eliminated PNG in the area round of last year’s 5A playoffs, but the Rock-A-Noos (4-4) rebounded to beat San Marcos 25-23, 26-28, 25-23 and Alief Elsik (score unavailable).

Against San Marcos, Liz Bolyard totaled 24 kills and four blocks and recorded a .489 hit percentage. Layla Stansbury finished with 13 kills, and Maylin Louvier served three aces. Kasidee Sartin led the Rock-A-Noo defense with 23 digs, while Halley Smith and Kaylee Hooper added 11.

Paxton Schultz made 35 assists for PNG.

PNG will play in the Flight 2 bracket and will take on Ursuline Academy of Dallas on Saturday. The winner will take on Trinity Christian Academy.

 

Lady Titans fall

again in Woodville

In the Woodville tournament, Port Arthur Memorial faced three more challenging matches but have yet to come away with a victory.

Silsbee (25-16, 25-16), Corrigan-Camden (25-21, 25-13) and Bridge City (25-19, 25-12) each swept the Lady Titans, who fell to 0-6 on the season. No statistics were available.

Memorial was originally scheduled to play at West Orange-Stark on Friday but had to cancel because the Woodville tournament was expanded to include Friday’s games. Saturday’s Woodville slate was not immediately released.

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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