The BHS volleyball teams wrapped-up the first round of district play last Tuesday hosting Taylor. Burnet’s girls played fantastic and completed a three-match sweep over the visiting Ducks giving the girls in green momentum heading into the second round.
“We were able to get the sweep against Taylor. This was much needed after a tough Friday game at Salado for the JV and varsity girls,” said head volleyball coach Crystal Shipley.
Against Taylor the JV girls collected a quick two-set win over the Ducks. The freshman girls faced more of a battle against the previously undefeated Taylor team. It took three sets, but Burnet handed the Ducks their first loss. The victories moved the JV squad to 4-1 in district, and the freshman girls are still undefeated at 5-0.
Burnet’s varsity team downed the Ducks in three straight sets, 25-12, 25-20, 25-11.
“We got up early in the first set and had some big plays, including an impressive 14 straight serves from senior Karissa Killebrew,” said Shipley.
This win brought Burnet’s record to 3-2 at the midway point of district play.
“This is great momentum leading into the second round. I am so proud of these young ladies and how hard they have worked and stepped up to a big challenge,” said Shipley.
Killebrew and Teagan Tappe each had nine kills versus Taylor. Sydne Massoletti was next on the charts with eight kills, followed by Mae-Syn Gay, six; Rylee Hernandez, six; and Caty Crow, two.
Aces were produced by Killebrew, R. Hernandez and Crow with one each.
R. Hernandez did a great job setting for Burnet with a team leading 35 assists. Massoletti contributed one, as did Grace Tyler and Kyli Davis.
Massoletti and Tappe each had two assisted blocks.
Davis led in digs from libero with 16, followed by Massoletti, 11; Killebrew, 10; R. Hernandez, eight; Katelynn Massey, eight; Crow, three; Addie Hernandez, two; and Gay, one.
On Friday the Dawgs traveled to Lake Belton to open second round play.
The varsity Lady Dawgs improved their district record to 4-2 with a four set win on the road.
Lake Belton pulled out an exciting win in the first set, 29-27, but Burnet came back taking the next three for the match win, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19.
The JV Lady Dawgs also lost their first set in Belton, 25-20, but earned the match with back-to-back victories 25-18, 25-16. This moves their record to 21-2 overall, 5-1 in district play.
Our freshman girls won in three-sets as well.
Stat leaders for Burnet’s varsity in Belton included Tappe in the kills department with 13. She was followed by Massoletti, nine; Crow, six; Gay, six; Killebrew, four; R. Hernandez, four; Shelby Wagner, one; and A. Hernandez, one.
Crow served three aces, R. Hernandez posted two and Killebrew added another.
R. Hernandez totaled 36 assists.
Solo blocks were provided by Massoletti, one; Tappe, one; and R. Hernandez, one.
Assisted blocks were led by Crow, three; Tappe, two; Gay, two; R. Hernandez, two; and Massoletti, one.
Davis led the team with 25 digs, followed by Massoletti, nine; R. Hernandez, seven; Massey, six; A. Hernandez, three; Tappe, one; Gay, one; Crow, one; and Wagner, one.
The Lady Dawgs played at Jarrell on Tuesday and will host Gateway on Friday in Burnet. Those matches will start with freshman and JV at 5:00 p.m.
Following that the Lady Dawgs will only have two remaining district games, a Tuesday match at home versus Salado on Oct. 20, and road games at Taylor on Friday, Oct. 23. Bi-district matches are set to begin on Oct. 29-31.