Highlands vaults Brack, Jeff into second place in 28-5A
AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, East Central, Highlands, South San, Southwest.
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East Central (15-15, 1-0) and South San (15-13, 1-0) each began their District 28-6A seasons with a win Friday, Sept. 26.
South San swept Corpus Christi Ray 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 in their home gym. The Hornets also were in their nest when they blanked Corpus Christi Carroll 25-8, 25-11, 25-17.
Skeyler Embry (9 kills), Madison Simon (8), Lindsey Lubianski (7) and Christie Cosper (6) were the offensive leaders for East Central. Kaylin Mills (4 digs) dealt 28 assists. Senior Alex Pena served a team-high five aces. Brandi Campos (14 digs) and Nichole West (13) excelled defensively.
South San stats were unavailable.
Southwest (15-13, 0-1) nearly made it a San Antonio sweep on opening night. The Dragons extended their hosts to five games Friday at Corpus Christi King before falling 25-14, 22-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-9.
Defensive standouts for the Dragons were Brandy Martinez (30 digs), Megan Hernandez (22) and Aashlyn Sulaica (22). Sulaica also contributed eight kills and three aces. Angelina Aguilar (20 assists) also served three aces. Lindsey Calderon notched seven kills. Senior Yasmine Garcia added 11 assists. Candice Kelley had three blocks.
Highlands 3, Brackenridge 0
The Owls (18-10, 7-1) secured second place as the first round of District 28-5A games came to a close, defeating Brackenridge (9-21, 5-3) in four games Friday, Sept. 26 at the Alamo Convocation Center.
Highlands won 25-14, 19-25, 25-18, 25-14 as junior Jazmine Jackson delivered 20 kills and Analisa Garza logged 35 assists. Emily Pearce served five aces. Angela Garcia had a team-high 16 digs. Sara Denton added 4.5 blocks.
Jolicia Shelton-Brown led Brackenridge with 17 digs and eight kills. Skyler Reyna also made 17 digs. Marquanique Freeman distributed 17 assists. Eshe Malone made two blocks..