Ridge Point 3, George Ranch 1
There won’t be a tie-breaking match for playoff seeding for the second year in a row in District 20-6A. The Ridge Point Lady Panthers completed a four-set victory over George Ranch Friday at Hopson Field in Missouri City, 28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 25-15.
Of course, nothing was easy with Ridge Point needing 28 points to win the opening set and rebounding after the Longhorns won the third set.
“This win means a lot,” Ridge Point head coach Lauryn Bailey said. “This game between these two teams has been hyped up ever since George Ranch entered our district and to now have beaten them the last four out of five times we’ve seen them, it just solidifies that we have what it takes to go the distance.”
Ridge Point spread its offensive attack around five players with at least six kills, led by junior Sydney Jordan with nine and junior Arissa Smith with eight. Senior Nina Moorer and Jordan combined for 45 digs to solidify the Lady Panthers defense.
“George Ranch is a solid team and they always have been so it also gives our girls the confidence to go out and compete with the best of the best,” Bailey said. “We put a game plan together and the girls stuck to it to come out on top. I am very proud of the leadership we have in this program. Our seniors are dedicated to having a successful senior year and they are pushing everyone to give 100% effort 100% of the time.”
George Ranch’s defense attempted to make use of its size to its advantage with 27 blocks; including nine blocks from senior Allie Sczech, while junior Eryn Rainer and senior Avery Shimaitis each had five blocks.
Lednicky and Shimaitis did their part on offense with a combined 39 kills.
Ridge Point countered with five blocks each from senior Alexis Roberson and junior Arissa Smith. Sczech led George Ranch with 16 digs, followed by junior Riley Steubing and senior Dylan Hoskins with 14 each. Sczech also had the team-high in assists with 23 and Lednicky had 16.
Hoskins added 41 service receptions, while Ridge Point senior Nylah Raspberry had 26 service receptions.
Ridge Point (30-9, 11-0) will travel to Elkins, while George Ranch (25-13, 9-2) will host Bush on Tuesday.
Austin 3, Bush 1
The Lady Bulldogs collected a win at Bush on Friday, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 25-13.
Austin (14-25, 5-6) will host Clements, while Bush (9-23, 0-11) will be on the road against George Ranch Tuesday.
Dulles 3, Elkins 0
The Lady Vikings swept Elkins at home on Friday, 25-13, 25-22, 25-17. Juniors Kylie Mueller and Renata Bolado combined for 34 kills for Dulles. Senior Brielle Calvo had four aces, while Bolado had three aces. Calvo accounted for 25 digs, while both Mueller and Bolado each had 16 digs.
Seniors Belle Powers and Hannah Yu combined for 42 assists. Calvo and Mueller each had 17 service receptions.
Dulles (14-14, 7-4) will travel to Travis, while Elkins (6-18, 1-9) host Ridge Point on Tuesday.
Travis 3, Clements 0
The Lady Tigers remained in the hunt for a playoff spot in 20-6A with a sweep of Clements on Friday.
Travis (15-17, 6-5) will host Dulles on Tuesday, while Clements (21-16, 4-7) will travel to Austin.
Foster 3, Kempner 0
The Lady Falcons stayed on top of District 24-5A with a sweep of Kempner Friday at home, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18.
Senior Kamryn Williams had eight kills while junior Koryn Johnson and freshman Brooke Barnes each had seven kills.
Sophomore Jackie Onyechi had three blocks and Williams added two blocks. Senior Kalani Vasquez had 29 digs, while Johnson added 12 and sophomore Eden Fairfield had 11.
Senior Ariana DeLeon and junior Chloe Howard combined for 22 assists.
Foster (24-13, 12-1) has arguably its final tough test on Tuesday at Hightower before the playoffs. Kempner (18-17, 6-8) will play a non-district game on Tuesday at Needville.
Fulshear 3, Angleton 0
The Chargers remained tied for the lead in District 24-5A with a home sweep of Angleton, 25-5, 25-14, 25-9.
Fulshear (30-12, 13-1) will play at Lamar Consolidated on Tuesday.
Terry 3, Willowridge 0
The Lady Rangers honored two seniors on Senior Night, Gloria Asabi and Jazilyn Davis, on Friday with a sweep of Willowridge, 25-21, 25-15, 25-18.
Terry (10-17, 5-8) will play at Angleton, and Willowridge (9-19, 1-12) will host Marshall on Tuesday.
Hightower 3, Marshall 0
The Lady Hurricanes remained in striking distance of the top half of the 24-5A standings with a sweep of Marshall on Friday, 25-10, 25-8, 25-15.
Senior Amiely Penson had eight kills followed by senior Kine’ King with six kills. Senior Anaiah Jordan and senior Cayla Anthony combined for 10 aces. Junior Mia Daniel had six blocks.
Penson and Jordan combined for 14 digs, while Jordan added 21 assists.
Hightower (24-14, 11-3) will host Foster on Tuesday, while Marshall (0-26, 0-13) will play at Willowridge.
Needville 3, Stafford 0
The Lady Jays swept Stafford on Friday at Stafford, 25-12, 25-15, 25-9. Seniors Cayla Kozik and Alyssa Edwards combined for 18 kills in the win, while senior Yasmyn Ochoa had eight kills.
Kozik had a team-high in aces with four while Edwards added three.
Senior Maya Scott added three blocks and Ochoa had two. Edwards led the Lady Jays in digs with 20, she was followed by sophomore Skylar Butler with 12 and Kozik with 10.
Sophomore Aubrey Chumchal had 16 assists and senior Brooke Blackard had 14. Kozik and Butler combined for 25 service receptions.
Needville (25-11, 10-0) will play a non-district match against Kempner on Tuesday. Stafford (10-20, 5-4) is attempting to hold off Bay City and Sweeny for one of the four playoff spots out of 25-4A. The Lady Spartans will host Sweeny on Tuesday.
East Bernard 3, Danbury 0
The Brahmarettes improved to 11-0 in District 24-3A play on Friday with another sweep, beating Danbury 25-13, 25-9, 25-10.
East Bernard (37-1, 11-0) will travel to Boling on Tuesday.
Brazos 3, Boling 0
The Cougarettes closed out their regular-season home schedule with a sweep of Boling, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16.
Junior Haiven Alvarado-Harris had a team-high 19 kills followed by sophomore Reagan Cullen with seven and junior Jemma Zahradnick with six. Alvarado-Harris and senior Laura Durrett had two aces each, while Durrett had a team-high in blocks with two.
Senior Caitlyn Snedaker had 22 digs, while junior Raelynn Krueger added 16 digs. Durrett also led the team in assists with 22 and senior Meagan Demny added 17.
Junior Jemma Zahradnik had nine service receptions.
Brazos (30-10, 9-2) will play at Harmony on Tuesday.
TAPPS District 7-5A
Fort Bend Christian 3, Frassati Catholic 0
The Lady Eagles improved to 10-0 in TAPPS District 7-5A play on Thursday with a sweep of Frassati Catholic, 25-19, 25-14, 25-18.
Senior Bailey Hanner had 12 kills, followed by freshman Bayleigh Minor with eight kills.
Senior Avery Hodge had four aces while senior Raegan Heflin had two aces.
Sophomore Oyinkansola Ajimotokan had a team-high in blocks with two. Hodge and senior Layne Bulow combined for 28 digs. Senior Reagan Heflin had 19 assists and junior Shea Stone had 11 assists.
Hanner and Bulow combined for 30 serve receptions.
FBCA (27-3, 10-0) will host Second Baptist on Tuesday.