VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY ROUNDUP: : Holy Cross wins third tourney title

Edison on the rise in 28-5A

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Edison, Fox Tech, Highlands, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston.


Holy Cross (25-6, 3-0) swept Dallas Parish Episcopal 25-22, 25-19 Sept. 5 in the championship match of the St. Mary’s Hall Tournament. It was the Knights’ third tournament title this season.

The Knights also picked up an important TAPPS District 4-4A victory Sept. 1 at Holy Cross, defeating perennial district challenger Victoria St. Joseph (9-6, 3-1) 25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 25-8 to maintain its hold on first place.

Victoria Gonzalez led Holy Cross with 15 kills against St. Joseph. Henrianna Ibarra, Daisy Flores and Auturmn Lopez (22 assists) all served five aces. Jasmine Flores produced a team-high 20 digs.

The Knights won five of six matches in the St. Mary’s Hall Tournament in two games. Dallas Parish Episcopal, in the second round, was the only team to win a game against Holy Cross.

Edison 3, Fox Tech 0

The Golden Bears (11-15, 2-0) seem to be rapidly improving now that they’re into their District 28-5A season. Edison won a pair of matches last week, defeating Highlands (11-7, 1-1) 25-16. 25-23, 25-18 Sept. 1 for a key district win and Fox Tech (1-19) 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 Sept. 4 in a non-district contest.

Against Highlands, Edison was led by Kayla Lyons with eight service aces. Marissa Cortinas supplied six assists, four digs and three kills. Kamryn Duque led the Golden Bears with 10 digs.

The Owls received 12 kills from Jazmine Jackson and four blocks from Sara Denton. Kiara Pesina produced 24 digs. Jazlyn Losoya added 14 assists and two aces.

In the Fox Tech match, Liann Mayen led Edison with 11 kills and Samantha Lara had eight. Cortinas finished with 15 assists, five aces and four kills. Duque had six digs and five kills. D’Anne Gonzalez added 11 assists.

Liliana Capistran was the Buffaloes’ leader in assists with eight and digs with three. Alicia Martinez finished with four kills.

Highlands recovered from the loss to defeat Harlandale (14-6, 2-1) 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 26-24.

Sam Houston 3, Jefferson 0

The Hurricanes (6-10, 2-1) notched a 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 sweep of Jefferson (4-9, 1-2) Sept. 4 in a District 28-5A match at the Alamo Convocation Center.

Rita Davis led Sam Houston with 23 set assists and two aces. Natalie Coburn recorded 11 kills, five aces and seven digs. Alejandra Mendez added nine kills and five digs. Victoria Gallon also had five digs.

For Jefferson, Angela Hardcastle posted a team-high 10 kills. Madelyn Chavez dealt 17 assists. Victoria Masen slammed four blocks.

The Mustangs were coming off a 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21 win over Lanier Sept. 1 at the ACC. Stacy Hernandez had seven blocks in that match. Hardcastle added eight kills and Chavez had 19 assists.

For Lanier, Jackie Juarez and Cheyenne Torres each finished with nine kills. Esmi Garza hustled for 25 digs.

McCollum defeated Sam Houston 25-5, 25-17, 25-17 Dec. 1 at the Hurricanes’ gym. The Cowboys received 14 digs, nine kills and five aces from Victoria Yzaguirre. Miranda Rich produced 10 kills, six digs and three aces. Jumee Dimas also served three aces.

Sam Houston was led by Coburn with six kills and five digs. Davis had eight assists.

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