Volleyball ladies third at Argyle tournament
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Mark K. Campbell
More victories highlighted a superior week for the Lady Porcupine volleyball team.
First, Springtown (13-2) swept Burleson Centennial on the road, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20.
Ashley Mainord delivered a team high 11 kills and tie with Rebecca Dauenhauer with 3.5 blocks.
Brooklyn Dauenhauer added a trio of blocks and 12 assists.
Coach Leighann Strickland said, “We are playing more as a team this year than I’ve seen in a while.”
That proved true at the Argyle tournament, SHS’ second this year.
In pool play, the Lady Porcupines blanked Carthage, Groesback, and Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt.
R. Dauenhauer killed 32 balls in the nine games. Shelbi Meek carded 44 assists.
In the Wyatt sweep, Springtown served 13 aces: Courtney Humphries (4); the Dauenhauer sisters (3 each), Meek (2); and Makalya Lackey (1).
In bracket play, the domination continued as SHS beat Lake Dallas 3-0 – 25-23, 25-9, 25-19.
B. Dauenhauer and Meek combined for 29 assists, 17 and 12 respectively while R. Dauenhauer killed a team-high 10 balls.
Libero Ciandra Seabourn, who would again join R. Dauenhauer on the All-Tournament list, led with 12 digs.
Standing 12-1, the impressive stretch finally petered out with a tough 3-game loss to the hosts, 26-28, 23-25, 18-25.
R. Dauenhauer (12), Meek (8), and B. Dauenhauer and Mainord (7) put down plenty of balls, but Argyle persevered.
“It was a great first and second game,” Strickland said. “In the third, I would’ve liked to see us step up.”
In Springtown’s final match in the tourney – for third – the Lady Porcupines bashed Joshua 25-15, 25-19, 25-21 as nine different players dug out balls.
Strickland said, “We played good for most of the weekend. Our senior leadership gets us through matches. I’m very proud of the group of young ladies.”
FRESHMAN – Mallory Lunsford’s frosh Lady Porcupines tumbled to Burleson Centennial 17-25, 26-24, 17-25.
“We did some really great things, but we just need to work on finishing the match and keeping the intensity high,” the coach said.
Abby Holmes led hitters while Cheyenne Smith paced servers and Kaitlyn Hill and Charlea Jinkins were top defenders.