Volleyball roundup: Nederland sweeps 14th-ranked GCM

Published 10:57 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Goose Creek Memorial was ranked 14th in Class 5A, meaning Nederland had scheduled another tough opponent on its non-district slate.

No problem for the Bulldogs.

A third-set tiebreaker helped Nederland pull off a big upset on the volleyball court Tuesday. Kaylee Adams’ 22 digs and Kamren Savarino’s 36 assists (with two aces) led the Bulldogs to a 25-13, 25-21, 27-25 sweep.

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Hannah Hickey added 14 kills, two aces and four blocks for the Bulldogs (17-12), who have won three in a row. Katie Perez finished off 11 kills, two aces and 13 digs, and Karley McGill threw in eight kills and four blocks.

Nederland will begin District 21-5A play Friday at home against Port Arthur Memorial.



In Beaumont, Abigale Nash earned her sixth double-double (14 kills and 14 digs), but Houston proved too much in a 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, 25-16 victory at McDonald Gym.

The visiting Cougars (5-4) hit .224 for the match after posting a .469 mark through one set. Lamar (4-3) was held to a .119 percentage.

Annika Slovak made 38 assists and Erin Pequeno had 23 digs for the Cardinals. Port Neches-Groves graduate Kaitlyn Gil totaled 10 digs for Lamar.

Abbie Jackson led Houston with 20 kills.

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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