VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Harlandale makes statement in 28-5A race

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Sam Houston, Southwest.





Harlandale (22-8, 10-2) vaulted over two fallen opponents to land in second place in District 28-5A. The Indians defeated Highlands Oct. 6 (19-9, 8-3) and Edison (17-20, 8-3) Oct. 9.

Cassandra Munoz led the Indians to a marathon 25-22, 25-27, 14-25, 25-19, 15-10 win at Edison with 16 digs and five aces. Tanya Ramos contributed 16 kills and four blocks. Junior Kianna Sandoval dealt 22 assists.

Edison’s Marissa Cortinas produced 21 digs and 16 assists. Kayla Lyons also made 21 digs and Emma Garza added nine. Liann Mayen finished with 10 kills and three blocks.

The Indians defeated Highlands 25-21, 25-23, 25-10 at Harlandale.

Ramos led Harlandale with 12 kills and three blocks. Munoz added eight kills and five digs. Sandoval finished with 13 assists and Brandie Herrera had 12. Pamela Sandoval had a team-high 10 digs.

Other key contributors for the Indians were: Mandy Mendez (6 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks), Skye Perez (4 kills, 2 blocks) and Hailey Reinwalt (6 kills).

For Highlands, Genesis Garcia made 17 digs. Jazlyn Lozoya connected for 15 assists. Jenelle Rodriguez had four blocks.

YWLA 3, Edison 2

The Cardinals (5-15) manufactured one of the biggest upsets of the season with a 25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 8-25, 16-14 non-district win Oct. 6 Edison (17-19).

Jylian Bolton led Young Women’s Leadership Academy with eight kills and five digs. Gabrielle Jacobo also recorded eight kills. Azel Garza and Emily DeHoyos each served four aces.

Edison was led by Cortinas with 18 assists, 17 digs, five kills and three aces. Lyons (26 digs), Elizabeth Robledo (19 digs), Garza (10 digs) and Dehli Reyes (8 digs) were among the Golden Bears’ defensive standouts. Samantha Lara served 10 aces and had five kills.

Southwest 3, Corpus Christi Ray 0

The Dragons kept pace in the competitive District 28-6A race with a pair of wins over Corpus Christi schools.

Southwest swept Corpus Christi Ray (2-3 in district) 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 Oct. 6 at Southwest. The Dragons finished the week with another home win, defeating Carroll 25-17, 25-8, 26-24.

Against Carroll, Aashlyn Sulaica had 11 kills and Eli Ponce supplied seven. Sulaica also served two aces. Angie Aguilar was the team leader with 18 assists. Senior Fey Bock (3.5) was the Dragons’ leading blocker.

Sulaica again finished with 11 kils in the win over Ray. Jessica Morales and Jailene Garcia each contributed six kills. Aguilar served two aces to go with her 17 assists.

Sam Houston 3, Brackenridge 0

The Hurricanes (10-15, 6-6) moved into fifth place in District 28-5A with two wins. Sam Houston outlasted Jefferson (6-16, 2-9) 25-20, 25-23, 25-27, 21-25, 15-13 Oct. 6 and defeated Brackenridge (7-28, 1-11) 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 Oct. 9 at Alamo Convocation Center.

Sam Houston received a whopping 38 assists, seven digs and three aces from senior Rita Davis. Natalie Coburn (17 kills, 12 digs, 2 blocks) and Alejandra Mendez (15 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks) also were standouts.

Ariyon Mondy served nine aces and Katrina Munoz landed four. Alexis Carmichael was credited with six digs and three blocks. Shalley Anthony had four digs.

Jefferson was led by senior Angela Hardcastle with eight kills and seven digs. Madelyn Chavez distributed 23 assists.

Against Brackenridge, Coburn led the Hurricanes with 13 kills, 11 digs and five blocks. Mendez also had 13 kills, to complement 10 digs and three aces. Mondy served a team-high six aces and Munoz added four.

Davis recorded 30 assists and three blocks. Jakailah McBride had four blocks. Carmichael chipped in four digs.

Eshe Malone led Brackenridge with 10 digs and six kills. Marquanique Freeman and Rebekah Esquivel finished with five assists. Esquivel also served two aces.

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