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Fort Bend volleyball roundup: Foster holds onto top spot in 24-5A with a 5-set victory over Hightower

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Foster takes down Hightower in five sets to stay atop the District 24-5A standings. 

District 20-6A

George Ranch 3, Bush 0

The Longhorns rebounded from the loss to Ridge Point with a sweep of Bush, 25-10, 25-11, 25-18.

Senior Avery Shimaitis had 13 digs while senior Dylan Hoskins had six kills. Hoskins had a team-high of five aces, while senior Logan Lednicky had four aces.

Junior Eryn Rainer had four blocks, while freshman Sydney Bryant and Lednicky had three blocks.

Senior Mikayla Sutton had nine digs, while Hoskins and junior Riley Steubing combined for 14 digs.

Senior Allie Sczech had 11 assists and Lednicky had seven assists. Hoskins had 11 serve receptions and Sutton had eight serve receptions.

George Ranch (26-13, 10-2) will travel to Clements on Friday, while Bush (9-23, 0-12) head to Ridge Point.

Travis 3, Dulles 1

The Lady Tigers continued their rise in the playoff ranks on Tuesday with a home win against Dulles, 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22.

For the Lady Vikings, junior Kylie Mueller had 15 kills while junior Renata Bolado had 10 kills. Junior Noor Haydari had two aces, and Bolado had three blocks.

Dulles had 118 total digs including senior Brielle Calvo had 38 digs, while Mueller and Baldo combined for 56 digs.

Senior Hannah Yu had 16 assists, while senior Belle Powers had 13 assists. Calvo had 37 serve receptions.

Travis (16-17, 7-5) will travel to Elkins on Friday, while Dulles (14-15, 7-5) will host Austin.

Ridge Point 3, Elkins 0

The Lady Panthers stayed on top of the 20-6A standings with a road sweep at Elkins Tuesday, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23.

Ridge Point (31-9, 12-0) will host Bush on Friday, while Elkins (6-20, 1-11) has Travis.

Austin 3, Clements 2

The Lady Bulldogs stayed in the playoff hunt on Tuesday with a five-set win over Clements at home.

Austin (15-25, 6-6) will travel to Dulles, while Clements (21-17, 4-8) will host George Ranch on Friday.

District 24-5A

Foster 3, Hightower 2

Foster has needed five sets to beat the playoff teams from District 24-5A, Lamar Consolidated, Fulshear and Hightower, this season, and Tuesday’s road match in Missouri City followed the same script. 

The Lady Falcons rallied down 0-2 to beat Hightower,18-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-12, 15-13.

"The girls on our team have a lot of heart and fight in them - they are super competitive and work to find ways to win," Foster head coach Morgan Hunter said. "How we win each game looks different for us this year because we are a versatile group. but I am loving the effort they give at all times no matter how bad our backs are against a wall." 

Junior Koryn Johnson had 10 kills for Foster, while sophomore Jackie Onyechi had eight kills.

Senior Kamryn Williams and junior Chloe Howard had four aces each. Senior Lilian Gerald had three blocks, while senior Elizabeth Waldrop and Onyechi each had two blocks.

Senior Kalani Vasquez had 23 digs while Johnson and senior Eliana Zepeda combined for 26 digs.

Howard had 20 assists and sophomore Brinleigh Davis had 10 assists.

Foster (26-13, 14-1) will host Willowridge and Hightower (24-15, 11-4) will travel to Kempner on Friday.

"I hope that in our last 2 district games we can fine tune some things while having fun and staying healthy to get ready for playoffs," Hunter said. 

Terry 3, Angleton 1

The Lady Rangers collected a major district win on Tuesday night at Angleton, 10-25, 25-22, 25-21, 27-25. Terry pulled within one game of Lamar (7-7) for fourth place in District 24-5A.

Senior Gloria Asabi led the team in blocking with over 10 blocks. Senior Jazilyn Davis added 10 kills.

Terry’s two freshmen Mariana Erazo and Lexi Guerrero stepped up with key serves down the stretch.

Terry (11-17, 6-8) will host Lamar Consolidated on Friday in a key district battle.

Marshall 3, Willowridge 1

The Lady Buffalos earned their first district win on Tuesday against Willowridge, 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 25-18.

Both Marshall and Willowridge are 1-13 in District 24-5A, the Buffs will host Angleton and the Lady Eagles will travel to Foster on Friday.

District 24-3A

Brazos 3, Harmony 0

The Cougarettes made short work of the Harmony School of Discovery on the road Tuesday, 25-3, 25-10, 25-5.

Junior Haiven Alvarado-Harris had 10 kills, while junior Jemma Zahradnick had four kills. Brazos dominated at the service line with 26 aces including eight aces from Alvarado-Harris and a combined 11 aces from Caitlyn Snedaker and Meagan Demny.

Snedaker had 14 digs, while junior Raelynn Krueger had seven digs.

Senior Laura Durrett had 15 digs while Demny had eight.

Brazos (31-10, 10-2) will stay on the road on Friday against Danbury.

TAPPS District 7-5A

Fort Bend Christian 3, Second Baptist 2

The Lady Eagles have been pushed to five sets in a victory once during the 2021 and Fort Bend Christian had dropped only two sets during district play entering Tuesday’s TAPPS District 7-5A match. FBCA needed all five sets to improve to 11-0 with a win over Second Baptist, 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 16-25, 15-13.

Fort Bend Christian (28-3, 11-0) will travel to The Woodlands Christian Academy Thursday with two weeks of district play remaining.

Non-district

Needville 3, Kempner 0

The Lady Jays took advantage of an open date in District 25-4A play to host Kempner for senior night, earning a sweep 25-21, 25-17, 25-22.

Seniors Cayla Kozik and Alyssa Edwards each had 11 kills in the victory. Senior Yasmyn Ochoa had seven kills. Sophomore Skyler Bulter and Edwards each had two aces.

Edwards led the team with 28 digs while Bulter added 18 and senior Cayla Kozik had 14 digs.

Senior Brooke Blackard had 23 assists and sophomore Aubrey Chumchal had seven assists.

Edwards also led the team in serve receptions with 25 and Kozik had 14 and Bulter had 11.

Needville (26-11, 10-0) will play at Brazosport on Friday, while Kempner (18-18, 6-8) will play Hightower on Friday.

Follow Fort Bend Herald sports editor Ryan Dunsmore on Twitter at @duns_more for game updates. Follow the Herald sports department on Twitter at @fbheraldsports, Facebook and Instagram at Fort Bend Herald Sports. 

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