Varsity team finishes third in 19-4A
The Lady Bulldog volleyball program earned some exciting wins last Tuesday night at their final home games of the 2020 season. The freshman girls kept their district record undefeated and remain in first place in 19-4A. The JV girls, who fell to Salado for their only district loss in round one play, defeated the Lady Eagle this match which keeps them in first place as well.
The varsity team sent a strong message as they prepare to enter the playoffs. Burnet defeated Salado, the number one team in 19-4A, in straightsets. In their first meeting the Lady Eagle took the win 3-2 so this was an exciting victory for Burnet’s girls.
“We were still short handed on Tuesday, and had to adjust to a new rotation, but we came out on fire,” said Burnet’s varsity coach Crystal Shipley. We bounced back after being down in one, absolutely dominated set two, and finished set three strong and scrappy for the win.”
Burnet completed the sweep 25-23, 25-15, 25-20.
The upset win over the No. 1 Lady Eagles locks third place for Burnet’s girls as they move to post season play. “Even though that is not the position we had in mind, the girls are getting better and learning to adjust as we go forward in this crazy pandemic,” said Shipley.
Bi-district rounds of the state playoffs begin on Oct. 29.
Stat leaders against Salado included Caity Crow in the kills department with eight, she was followed by Teagan Tappe, five; Karissa Killebrew, three; MaeSyn gay, three; Rylee Hernandez, two; Addie Hernandez, two; Shelby Wagner, two; and Katelynn Massey, one.
Crow also led the team with four aces, followed by R. Hernandez, two; and Gay, one.
R. Hernandez totaled 36 assists, while Grace Tyler posted 27.
Tappe and Gay each had two assisted blocks; Crow and Wagner had one each.
Gay led in the digs department with 10, followed by Davis, eight; Massey, seven; R. Hernandez, six; Tyler, three; Killebrew, two; Crow, two; A. Hernandez, one; and Wagner, one.
On Friday the Lady Dawgs traveled to Taylor to take on the Lady Ducks in their final district game of the season and it was another sweep for the Burnet program.
The freshman girls beat Taylor in two, finished district play as the champions with a perfect 10-0 record, and wrapped up their season with an impressive 25-2 overall mark.
The JV girls also dominated their final match downing the Ducks, 25-15, 25-7 which earned them the district crown with a 9-1 19-4A record. The Burnet JV squad finished 25-2 overall.
Burnet’s varsity team finished district play with a threeset sweep over the Ducks, 25-22, 25-18, 25-14. That victory brought Burnet to 15-12 overall, 7-3 in the district which has them finishing in third place in 19-4A. The Lady Dawgs will begin their playoff journey later this week; as of presstime neither a time nor opponent had been set, we will keep you updated.