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High school volleyball

Fort Bend volleyball roundup: George Ranch, Ridge Point, Foster stay undefeated

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Foster junior Chloe Howard sets up a teammate's spike against Fulshear. 

District 20-6A

George Ranch 3, Travis 0

The Longhorns traveled down Grand Parkway to take on the Travis Lady Tigers on Wendesday. Coach Cheyanne Forshee’s squad earned the sweep, 25-12, 25-18, 25-14.

Senior Avery Shimaitis led the Longhorns with 14 kills, followed by senior Logan Lednicky with seven. Senior Allie Sczech had four kills.

Senior Dylan Hoskins had a team-high three aces, George Ranch had six aces in total. Junior Stefani Ayiteyfio dominated the net with 10 blocks, including six solo blocks. Freshman Sydney Bryant added six blocks, including three solo efforts.

Hoskins led the team with 15 digs, followed by junior Riley Steubing with 13 and Shimaitis added 12 digs. Sczech had 12 assists while Lednicky accounted for nine.

Hoskins (12) and Shimaitis (11) combined for 23 serve receptions. Steubing had eight, and senior Taylor Reeves recorded five.

George Ranch improves to 2-0 in District 20-6A, with an overall record of 18-11. The Longhorns will next play Austin at home on Friday. Travis drops to 9-14 overall and 0-2 in district, and the Lady Tigers will host Bush on Friday.

Ridge Point 3, Austin 0

The Lady Panthers remained undefeated in district play with a three-set sweep of Austin, 25-14, 25-11, 25-16.

Juniors Sydney Jordan led the Lady Panthers with 10 kills, followed by junior Arissa Smith and senior Alexis Roberson with six each. Senior Kayla Wilson and freshman Kennedi Rogers each had five kills.

Jordan also led the team in aces with four, and Ridge Point had nine total. Roberson had three blocks, and senior Nina Moorer and Smith each had two solo blocks.

Senior Nylah Raspberry had 16 digs while Moorer had 10 digs. Moorer led the team with 16 assists, followed by senior McKenna Manthey with 11 assists.

Ridge Point (21-9, 2-0) will host Dulles, while Austin (10-20, 1-1) will travel to George Ranch on Friday.

Clements 3, Dulles 2

The Lady Rangers of Clements won a five-set thriller at Dulles Wednesday, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 17-25, 15-9.

Junior Kaylin Daniels, senior Kaylyn Taylor and senior Grace Cervenka each had 11 kills for Clements. Daniels and Taylor also collected two aces each, while Daniels also led the team with six blocks. Senior Elizabeth Onyekwere had four blocks.

Taylor had a team-high 18 blocks, while seniors Julia Liang and Grace Cervenka had 13 digs.

Liang had a staggering 40 assists for Clements. Sophomore Ally Bernas and Taylor each had 32 serve receptions.

Junior Renata Bolado led the Lady Vikings’ attack with 24 kills, followed by junior Kylie Mueller with 15 digs.

Freshman Ellie Dylla had two aces. Junior Mykayla Harvey had three blocks.

Senior Brielle Calvo had 25 digs, followed by Mueller with 18.

Seniors Belle Powers had 25 assists and Hannah Yu combined for 44 assists. Calvo and Mueller each had 27 serve receptions.

Clements (18-10, 1-1) will host Elkins, and Dulles (8-11, 1-1) will travel to Ridge Point on Friday.

Elkins 3, Bush 1

Wednesday’s match at Knight Gym appeared primed to be a five-set affair between Elkins and Bush, but senior libero Ridley Kelly made sure it was only four sets. Elkins trailed by a large margin to Bush in set number four; Kelly’s serve helped tie the set at 24 before the Lady Knights won 27-25. Elkins won, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 27-25.

Elkins improved to 6-10 overall and 1-1 in district, the Lady Knights will travel to Clements, and Bush (9-14, 0-2) will head to Travis on Friday.


District 24-5A

Foster 3, Kempner 0

The Lady Falcons swept Kempner on Wednesday at home, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23. Senior Kamryn Williams had eight kills, followed by sophomore Jackie Onyechi with six kills and sophomore Mikaela Mendoza added five kills.

Williams had a team-high in aces with five, the Lady Falcons had 11 aces in total. Onyechi and senior Lilian Gerald each had three blocks. Senior Kalani Vasquez had 26 digs followed by junior Koryn Johnson and senior Eliana Zepeda had 14 digs.

Junior Chloe Howard had 14 assists and sophomore Brinleigh Davis had eight assists.

Foster (17-12, 5-0) will host Hightower, Kempner (14-13, 2-4) will have a night off on Friday.

Terry 3, Willowridge 1

The Lady Rangers collected their second win in District 24-5A Wednesday at Willowridge, 25-22, 25-13, 16-25, 25-21.

“It was a great game for the Lady Rangers,” Terry head coach Jene Vanderbilt said.

Terry (5-13, 2-3) will host Angleton, while Willowridge (8-11, 0-4) will play at Marshall on Friday.

Hightower 3, Marshall 0

On Wednesday, the Lady Hurricanes took care of business at home, sweeping Marshall 25-14, 25-7, 25-21.

Hightower (18-12, 5-2) will play at Foster on Friday, while Marshall (0-8, 0-5) will host Willowridge.

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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