WEEKLY VOLLEYBALL REPORT: McCollum knocks Jefferson out of first in 28-5A

Brackenridge benefits from Cowboys win

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southside.



In a match destined to shake up District 28-5A, McCollum (12-8, 4-0) outlasted Jefferson (17-5, 4-1) for a 21-25, 25-13, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12 win last Friday at the Cowboys’ gym.

The Cowboys’ win dropped Jefferson out of first place and elevated surprising Brackenridge (8-18, 5-0) to sole possession of the district lead. McCollum and Highlands (15-9, 4-0) were tied for second.

McCollum’s Neyda Sanchez and Victoria Yzaguirre each pounded 13 kills. Savannah Borjas and Alysia Garcia distributed15 assists apiece. Emily Solis led the Cowboys with 20 digs. Cassandra Maldonado served five aces.

Jefferson received 19 kills and two blocks from Gabby Vasquez. Marisol Montejano also made two blocks. Cecilia Campos made a whopping 36 digs. Angela Hardcastle produced 20 assists and three service aces for the Mustangs.

Brackenridge 3, Burbank 0

The Eagles, who only won three non-district matches, now rule the roost in 28-5A. They downed Burbank (6-17, 0-4) 26-24, 25-16, 25-12 last Friday in the nightcap at Alamo Convocation Center.

Senior Jolicia Shelton-Brown led Brackenridge with 10 digs, nine kills and two aces. Other top hitters for the Eagles were Eshe Malone (8 kills) and Skyler Reyna (7 kills). Jacky Nevarez served four aces and made four digs.

Marquanique Freeman dealt 24 assists for the Eagles. Kathy Sifuentes added 10 digs. Jasmin Gutierrez made two blocks.

For Burbank, Savannah Casiano was the team leader with five kills and three blocks. Katherine Regalado added five digs.

Southside 3, Uvalde 0

The Cardinals (11-10, 1-0) began their District 29-5A season with an impressive 25-13, 25-20. 25-21 win over Uvalde (3-12, 0-1) last Friday at Southside.
Briana Martinez (11 kills), Mia Soto (11 kills, 4 digs) and Ashley Sanchez (10 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces) all recorded double-digit kills for Southside. Analee Uriegas (2 aces) led the Cardinals with 18 assists.

Alyssa Gallardo contributed 16 assists, six digs and two aces. Tyler Bolton supplied 14 assists, five digs and three aces. Amanda Esparza had four digs.

South San 3, Harlandale 2

Junior Erica Jimenez had 20 assists and senior Nicolette Lopez made four blocks as the Bobcats (13-12) came from behind to defeat Harlandale (9-12) 20-25, 25-18, 24-26, 25-13, 15-10 in a non-district match Friday at Harlandale.

Mariah Gonzalez chipped in with 11 digs and Angel Salazar dished seven assists for South San.

Harlandale was led by Dominique Delgado with 22 digs. Kianna Sandoval finished with 12 assists and nine digs. Keana Ramos served five aces and Alicia Garcia (7 kills) served four. Brandie Herrera had 10 assists.

Other kill leaders for the Indians were Tanya Ramos (13 kills, 5 blocks), Madeline Mendez (9 kills, 2 blocks),

Lauren Gutierrez (8 kills), Angel Huron (6 kills, 4 digs) and Valeria Stokes (4 kills, 5 blocks).

Edison 3, Lanier 0

The Golden Bears (8-17, 1-3) notched their first District 28-5A win Friday, defeating Lanier (3-15, 0-5) in 25-8, 25-14, 28-26 at Alamo Convocation Center.

Marissa Cortinas led Edison with 19 assists and nine digs. Lauren Gutierrez also had nine digs while Destiny McCarty recorded seven. Kalani Wood had eight kills.

For Lanier, Emily Huerta tracked down 25 digs and served two aces. Elisa DeHoyos also recorded two ace. Lauren Viduarri had a team-high two blocks.

Highlands 3, Sam Houston 1

The Owls (15-9, 4-0) held second-place with a 25-14, 25-27, 26-24, 25-15 victory over Sam Houston (11-10, 1-4) Friday in a 28-5A match at Alamo Convocation Center.

Highlands’ Bryten Mitchan and Emily Pearce each smacked 12 kills. Analisa Garza contributed 37 assists. Libero Kiara Pesina chipped in with 26 digs. Sara Denton and Jenelle Rodriguez each had two blocks.

Sam Houston received eight kills from Jordyn Stewart. Rita Davis distributed 20 assists. Dajah Thomas and Karisma Mitchell led the Hurricanes with seven digs and 2.5 blocks, respectively.

About Mike Considine (1551 Articles)
I started this blog as an extension of the sports stories I've been doing as an independent contractor for the Southside Reporter the past 12 years. I've been a sportswriter for more than 35 years, including two stints with the late, lamented San Antonio Light. My purpose, in creating this blog, is to shine a light on the athletic achievements of teams and athletes on the south side of San Antonio.

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