Winning week for Lady Dawgs

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The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball team has won three of their last four games including both of their contests last week. Burnet hosted Harper on Tuesday night and made the long journey to Rockdale on Friday.

At home on Tuesday Burnet fans were treated to some good volleyball with numerous lengthy volleys and close back-and-forth scoring through four sets. Over the past few weeks Burnet’s girls have had some struggles with closing out close games but they did a nice job of doing just that in this match.

In game one neither team ever had much more than a lead of a couple of points but Burnet held on strong and claimed the first game win, 26-24.

The Lady Dawgs took a 2-0 lead after winning another very close set in game two, 25-23.

In the third set Harper took advantage of a few Burnet miscues including missed serves down the stretch to claim the 25-22 victory and force a game four.

The Lady Dawgs brushed off those game three mistakes and closed out the match with a 25-17 victory in the final set.

Lexi Parker led the defense with 18 digs. Summir Hill did a good job at the service line with three aces to her credit. Alex Barry did a nice job setting up her hitters with 15 assists and Marissa Escamilla finished the contest with 12 kills. Kaygen Floyd stood tall at the net for team green with two blocks.

Others assisting Burnet in their victory included Baby Romero, Beth Boyd, Chelsea Bible, Jayci Craig, Victoria Holm, Maria Lopez and Kinley Beyer.

On Friday Burnet carried some of that confidence and momentum with them to Rockdale. The Lady Dawgs dominated the first two games claiming victory by good margins, 25-13, 25-14.

The Lady Tigers did put up a better fight in the third set, taking it to extra points, but Burnet won 26-24 to close out the match in three.

The recent upswing in the Lady Dawgs play is presenting itself with perfect timing. There is only one game left on the schedule before district begins. That game will be this Friday night in Smithville.

There are seven teams in the Lady Bulldogs new district home. Burnet will play in District 19 which is housed in Region III. The Lady Dawgs will compete against Liberty Hill, Taylor, Salado, Llano, Lampasas, and Leander Glenn.

Burnet will open 19-4A play on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in Burnet versus Liberty Hill. Their next two district games will also be play at Bulldog gym with Taylor coming to town on Friday, Sept. 16; and Salado, Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The 2016 regular volleyball season will conclude on Tuesday, Oct. 25 with a home game versus Leander Glenn. Bi-district games are slated to begin the next week.


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