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Legacy robust from begin, sweeps Midland Excessive

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Legacy head volleyball coach Rachel Anglin was happy with how her Woman Rebels dealt with the feelings and nerves of an intense District 2-6A match in opposition to crosstown rival Midland Excessive on Friday.

Legacy pounced on the Woman Bulldogs with a scorching begin and by no means relinquished the lead throughout a 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 sweep at a packed and noisy Insurgent Gymnasium.

Senior exterior hitter/setter Kendall Harrington simply missed recording her fourth straight triple-double with 10 kills, 15 assists and 9 digs to assist the Woman Rebels (22-8, 3-0) keep in sole possession of first place in District 2-6A with their 17th straight win in league play.

Harrington ended the match with an ace for the 25th level within the third set.

“In all three units they did a improbable job of getting out forward of the rating and that’s one thing we’ve been engaged on, so we’re very happy with them for doing that,” Anglin mentioned. “This can be a powerful atmosphere to play in so we’re happy with what they did tonight.”

The Woman Bulldogs (12-18, 1-2) had a tough time getting a run going early on, as they couldn’t string three consecutive factors collectively till halfway by the second set after they closed their deficit to 15-10 following a kill from Abby Mueller and two LHS violations.

It didn’t assist that MHS fell behind 9-3 within the second set both.

The Woman Bulldogs struggled to hold their momentum over from Tuesday after they overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Wolfforth Frenship 3-2 on the street.

“You may’t go down seven and anticipate to win all of it,” MHS head coach Bethany Johnstone mentioned. “It’s exhausting to get your self in a gap and we have to do higher at beginning higher. At Frenship that occurred as nicely, so we simply need to resolve to start out from the start.

“This workforce, I’ve by no means mentioned doesn’t have coronary heart. They’ll struggle for it. They don’t quit. It’s simply selecting when to start out is the issue.”

The Woman Bulldogs put that coronary heart on show within the second set, overcoming a 23-19 deficit to slim the rating to 24-23 after a Woman Rebels’ hitting error. LHS referred to as a timeout.

“I advised them we’ve been right here earlier than,” Anglin mentioned of her message through the timeout. “There’s lots of video games the place we win the primary set after which we lose the second set as a result of we type of get snug. So, I simply advised them, don’t be snug this time. Rewrite a distinct story they usually did fortunately.”

After the timeout, Woman Rebels junior center hitter Sarah Philley notched a kill for the 25th level to squash the Woman Dawgs’ rally.

Philley shined on the web with a team-high six blocks, together with seven kills and eight digs.

“It was a workforce effort,” Philley mentioned. “It was very enjoyable. The crowds are at all times cheering. They at all times assist the sport and it’s a really enjoyable match throughout.”

A gradual begin plagued MHS once more within the third set, as Legacy climbed to a 6-0 lead, highlighted by a pair of kills by Kylee Radwanski.

Regardless of the sluggish begin within the third, the Woman Bulldogs fought again to slim the deficit to 10-9, however LHS would at all times reply, this time with a kill from Rayah Coy.

MHS acquired inside 12-11 following a kill from Ava Wilson however the Woman Rebels answered with 4 straight factors. Philley and Harrington mixed on a block to place LHS up 15-11.

“This group of ladies, they’re very good with their volleyball IQ,” Anglin mentioned. “And if we inform them that is open, they try this immediately and I believe that simply builds the belief between the coach-player relationship. They perceive if coach is telling me to place the ball right here, it’s open and we do it after which we get out of that powerful spot.”

Marisa Calzada led the Woman Rebels with 13 digs, Tatiyana Gildon registered 15 assists and Kyndall Torres had eight digs.

MHS hosts Odessa Excessive at 6 p.m. Tuesday, whereas Legacy visits San Angelo Central on the similar time.

Observe Christopher on Twitter: @chris_MRTsports


LEGACY DEF. MHS 25-15, 25-23, 25-18

Legacy statistics

Kills – Kendall Harrington 10, Sarah Philley 7, Kylee Radwanski 6, Kimberly Rabe 6, Rayah Coy 4, Camila Salazar 3, Tatiyana Gildon 1

Digs – Marisa Calzada 13, Harrington 9, Kyndall Torres 8, Philley 8, coy 7, Gildon 5, Salazar 2, Rabe 1

Assists – Harrington 15, Gildon 15, Calzada 1, Coy 1

Blocks – Philley 6, Harrington 3, Radwanski 2, Rabe 2, Salazar 1

Aces – Harrington 2, Gildon 2

Be aware: Midland Excessive statistics weren’t obtainable for print version. 


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