Vista Ridge Recap - JV WINS
By GALEN WELLNICKI
A strong all-around performance by senior Ryleigh Garis (10 kills, three aces, 24 digs and 31 assists) along with several unforced errors by Georgetown helped lead the Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Eagles in non-district action on the winner's court as the host school celebrated Senior Night.
"I'm not happy," GHS coach Jenny Richardson said after a 25-21, 26-24, 19-25, 25-19 loss dropped the Lady Eagles to 11-8 on the season and was their seventh setback in their last 10 matches. "I don't understand all the unforced errors. We've only had three full practices and the team is young, but I know they want to fire up, continue to improve and start winning."
The Lady Eagles will face another challenging test this Thursday, Friday and Saturday as they will complete their regular-season tournament schedule in the 68-team, 17-pool Leander ISD Volleypalooza. They will play in Pool 9 Thursday against Colleyville Heritage (15-3), San Antonio Reagan (11-10) and Katy Cinco Ranch (9-4). They will play Reagan at noon, Heritage at 1 p.m. and Cinco Ranch at 3 p.m. All three matches will be in the Leander Glenn Auxiliary Gym.
Friday and Saturday's schedules will be based on how teams progress at each stage of the event.
In the Vista Ridge contest, GHS made a total of 81 errors in the six charted statistical categories -- attacking, serving, total blocks, digs, assists and serve-receive. The Rangers, now 15-5 for the campaign, were charged with a total of 70 errors -- 29 of which came on attacks.
Statistically, 6-foot-5 sophomore Addy Gaido, made 21 kills in 39 attempts, while senior Kate Stengle made 16 of 35. Defensively, Alexis Flora and Stengle made 28 and 14 digs, respectively. Stengle also made also had 20 assists.
In the opening set, VR took the lead for good on an ace by Karsyn Kwan during a seven-point rally that put the Rangers up, 19-14. GHS could not close the gap to fewer than two points.
With the Lady Eagles on top and looking for set point at 24-23, Vista rallied with three consecutive points to lead the match, 2-0.
Georgetown tied the third set at 19-19 on an ace by Issabella Casanova as it scored the final nine points of the set.
In the deciding fourth set, the Lady Eagles never led and trailed by four to nine points most of the way.
On the JV level, coach Shelbi Goode's squad improved to 4-0 on the season with a 2-0 (25-21, 25-16) win over Vista Ridge. Both GHS freshman teams were swept 2-0 by the young Rangers.
While the varsity is at the Volleypalooza on Friday, the three sub-varsity teams will entertain Round Rock McNeil in a series of three matches, starting with the Freshman Blue match at 5 p.m. and followed by the Freshman White at 6 p.m. and the JV at 7 p.m. All four GHS teams will have open dates next Tuesday before completing non-district action with Round Rock Stony Point and Pflugerville Weiss, both on the road.
District 23-5A play will begin on Friday, Sept. 9, at home against Pflugerville Connally.
TUESDAY'S NON-DISTRICT RESULTS
At Vista Ridge
VISTA RIDGE DEF. GEOEGETOWN, 3-1 (25-21, 26-24, 19-25, 25-19)
GHS statistics: Kills: 49-151 (13 errors). Hitting percentage: .238. Kill efficiency: 32.5. Individuals: Alexis Flora, 0-6; Karsyn Hamons, 0-2; Kate Stengle, 16-35; Sophia Jazesf, 1-23; Victoria Guyton, 5-18; Kamryn Shelton, 3-17; Ellie Quiroz, 0-3; McKenzie Bernard, 2-5; Addy Gaido, 21-34; Issabella Casanova, 1-3.
Aces (3-87): Flora 1, Hamons 1, Casanova 1. Total blocks (7): Jazesf 4, Guyton 3, Shelton 1, Bernard 4, Gaido 1. Digs (89): Flora 28, Hamons 9, Stengle 14, Sadie Mccauley, 1, Jazesf 4, Guyton 4, Shelton 13, Quiroz 2, Bernard 1, Gaido 8, Casanova 6. Assists (42): Flora 3, Hamons 1, Jazesf 1, Stengle 20, Casanova 6.
Vista Ridge statistics: Kills: 50-151 (29 errors). Hitting percentage: .124. Kill efficiency: 33.1. Individual leaders: Kills: Chesni Scott, 12; Ryleigh Garis, 10; Emma Flores, 9. Aces (8-95): Garis 3, Karsyn Kwan 3. Total blocks (8): Jordyn Zink 6. Digs (63): Garis 24 Assists (45): Garis 31, Tori Welch 12.
Season records: Georgetown, 11-8; Vista Ridge, `15-5.
LEANDER ISD VOLLEYPALOOZA
(68 teams, 17 pools)
GHS Thursday Pool Assignment
Pool 9: Colleyville Heritage (15-3), San Antonio Reagan (11-10), Katy Cinco Ranch (9-4), Georgetown (11-8). Thursday's GHS Schedule (Games at Glenn Auxiliary Gym): Noon -- GHS vs. Reagan; 1 p.m. -- GHS vs. Heritage. 3 p.m. -- GHS vs. Cinco Ranch.
Other Pool Assignments
Pool 1: San Antonio Cornerstone, Weatherford, Amarillo, Grapevine.
Pool 2: Plano Prestonwood, San Antonio Clark, Pearland Dawson, Gregory-Portland.
Pool 3: Dallas Highland Park, Pearland, Vista Ridge, Cibolo Steele.
Pool 4: Prosper, League City Clear Springs, Katy St. John XXIII, Santa Fe.
Pool 5: The Woodlands, Garland Sachse, Round Rock Westwood, Midlothian Heritage.
Pool 6: Dripping Springs, Liberty Hill, Flower Mound Marcus, Rockwall Heath.
Pool 7: New Braunfels Canyon, Flower Mound, Argyle, Austin Vandegrift.
Pool 8: Lake Travis, Cypress Cypress Ranch, Waco Midway, Leander Glenn.
Pool 10: Leander Rouse, Montgomery Lake Creek, San Antonio Churchill, Decatur.
Pool 11: Lucas Lovejoy, Dallas Bishop Lynch, Manvel, San Antonio Johnson.
Pool 12: Bridgeport, Rockwall, Gunter, Deer Park.
Pool 13: Keller, Round Rock, Waxahachie, Corpus Christi Flour Bluff.
Pool 14: San Antonio Brandeis, Aledo, Katy Seven Lakes, Leander.
Pool 15: Saginaw Boswell, Austin Westlake, Houston Stratford, Alamo Heights.
Pool 16: San Antonio O'Connor, Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, Allen, Lewisville Hebron.
Pool 17: Friendswood, Cedar Park, Southlake Carroll, Houston Memorial.
TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION
CLASS 5A STATE POOL
(Records provided by the THSCA listed through Saturday matches)
1. New Braunfels Canyon, 17-3; 2. Forney, 14-0; 3. Barbers Hill, 16-2; 4. Midlothian, 18-1; 5. Liberty Hill, 18-3; 6. Colleyville Heritage, 14-3; 7, 12-2; 8. Boerne Champion,8-1; 9. Corpus Christi Flour Bluff, 10-0; 10. Friendswood, 13-4; 11.Frisco Centennial, 12-4; 12. Leander Rouse, 13-6; 13. Mission Veterans Memorial, 11-1; 14. Baytown Sterling, 7-1; 15. Sharyland Pioneer, 7-1; 16. Frisco Independence, 13-2; 17. Argyle, 14-5; 18. McAllen, 15-3; 19. Bryan Rudder, 17-4; 20. Lancaster, 12-3; 21. Lucas Lovejoy, 6-8; 22. Aledo, 14-5; 23. El Paso, 11-4; 24. Lufkin, 15-6; 25. Lubbock Cooper, 10-3.
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