High school volleyball: Seguin, Navarro, Marion recaps
Posted on 10/12/2017 6:00:00 AM.
Seguin loss to Tivy creates 2nd place logjam in 26-5A standings
(Seguin) – Seguin lost its stronghold on second place in the District 26-5A volleyball standings Tuesday night with a 3-1 road loss to Kerrville-Tivy.

The defeat drops the Matadors (23-13) into a three-way tie for second, along with Tivy and Boerne-Champion, with a 7-3 district record.

To complicate matters in the race for playoff seeding, Seguin, Tivy, and Champion all split their respective head-to-head series with each other 1-1. Each team has four matches remaining in the regular season, and they all have to play first-place Dripping Springs (10-0) again.

The Antlers edged the Matadors 28-26 and 25-22 in the first two sets Tuesday night. Seguin fought back to avoid the sweep with a 25-21 win in the third game, but Tivy closed it out with a 25-18 victory in the fourth.

Abby Cheek paced Seguin’s offensive attack with 20 kills and three service aces, and Presley Carter chipped in with 13 kills. Megan Wilke distributed 37 assists.

Leandra Priestly came up with 26 digs, Kaylie Koenen added 22, Cheek and Presley Engelke 11 apiece, and Wilke 10. Desiray Rodriguez recorded three solo blocks.

Seguin looks to bounce back Friday with a 6:30 p.m. district match at Alamo Heights.

Navarro earns commanding road win in Wimberley
(Wimberley) – Navarro opened the second round of the District 27-4A volleyball schedule with a 3-0 road sweep in Wimberley, edging the Texans 25-22 in the first set before dominating the next two 25-11 and 25-16.

The Panthers, ranked 12th in this week’s TGCA state poll for Class-4A, are 4-1 in district play, 31-5 overall, and remain in second place behind 27-4A leader and state No. 3 La Vernia (33-3, 4-0).

Hailey Weidenfeller was a force at the net against Wimberley, notching 17 kills and four block assists. Bailey Wozniak set for 35 assists, while Carolyn Burch sent three aces over the net. Peyton Roach chipped in with seven kills. Sydney Sahd led Navarro defensively with 15 digs.

The Panthers continue district play Friday with a 6 p.m. home match against Gonzales.

Marion volleyball downs Luling for second straight road win
(Luling) – The Marion High School volleyball team has responded to a two-match losing skid in District 27-3A with back-to-back road wins, edging Hallettsville 3-2 last Friday and dispatching Luling 3-1 on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs won the opening set in Luling 25-23, but the Eagles responded with a 25-20 win in game two. Marion took the third set 25-22 and closed out the match with a 25-23 win in the fourth.  
Kyleigh Mulanax led the Bulldogs at the net with 15 kills and  two blocks, while Madelyn and Elizabeth Abrameit recorded 19 and 14 assists, respectively.  Madelyn Abrameit also totaled two aces and 10 digs, and Brianna Randle collected a team-high 12 digs.  

Last Friday in Hallettsville, the Bulldogs split the first four sets with a 25-16 win, a 25-23 loss, a 25-19 win, and a 26-24 setback. Marion went into extra points with the Brahmas in the fifth and deciding set, but emerged with a 26-24 victory.

Randle totaled 14 kills and 17 digs against Hallettsville, Mulanax contributed eight kills and six aces, and Madelyn Abrameit set for 38 assists. Mulanax and Samantha Hopper each recorded a block.

Marion is 15-10 overall and 8-2 in district play, two matches back of 27-3A leader Schulenburg with four remaining.

The Bulldogs seek another district win Friday with a 5 p.m. start at home against Yoakum.

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