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  MHS girls split opener
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers split a dual match with Wills Point and Ennis in their season and home volleyball opener Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers knocked off Wills Point 3-1, while Ennis defeated Wills Point and then handed Mabank a 3-0 defeat.
“We played well for the first match of the season,” veteran Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton reported.
After losing 12 of 14 players from a team that posted back-to-back undefeated district marks and trips to the regional quarterfinals, Shelton figured to be seeing some inexperience problems early.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther Shaylee Williams (5) bumps the ball as teammates Melody Cook (1), Erica Umana (9), Allyson Butler (3) and Lauren Hamilton (14) move into position during a match against visiting Ennis Tuesday.

In the opener against Wills Point, the Lady Panthers took the first two games, 25-17 and 25-14 before falling 25-14 in the third game.
They notched a 25-20 win in the fourth game to take the match.
Against Ennis, the Lady Panthers kept it close most of the way, losing 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17.
“We mixed up the lineup to find the right combination,” Shelton said. “Our offense struggled, along with serve receive.
“Defense was pretty good, but there is always room for improvement,” she added. “We only have two returning players, who were subs last year, so we’re really a young team as far as experience goes.”
The Lady Panthers were scheduled to play in the annual Garland tournament this weekend, and will return home to host the Royse City Lady Bulldogs Monday, Aug. 18, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, Mabank’s girls will travel to Crandall for a 5:30 p.m. dual match against the hosting Lady Pirates and the Rains Lady Wildcats, and will return to Crandall for a tournament next weekend, Aug. 21 and 23.

Lady Bulldogs bite Malakoff, GS in volleyball season opener
Monitor Staff Reports
GRAND SALINE–Eustace’s Lady Bulldogs knocked off the Malakoff Lady Tigers 3-0 and hosting Grand Saline Lady Indians 3-1 in their season opener Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Van tournament this weekend before returning home Tuesday, Aug. 19, to host Athens and Ennis in a dual match, opening with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest.
Next weekend, Aug. 21-23, the Lady Bulldogs will host their own annual tournament, before traveling to Ennis Tuesday, Aug. 26, for a dual match against the hosting Lady Lions and the Terrell Lady Tigers.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace High School four-year starter Cassie Freeman blasts a shot past a Palestine defender during a round-robin volleyball scrimmage hosted by the Lady Bulldogs Aug. 8.

Opening with Malakoff, the Lady Bulldogs rolled up a quick 25-7, 25-22 and 25-14 win behind a dominating net performance from four-year starter Cassie Freeman, who racked up 12 kills.
Chelsea Truitt and Jenny McConathy also notched six kills each. McConathy had one block and one service ace, while Truitt added two service aces.
Camille Rogers had two kills and one block, while Arin Rhodes had two blocks and Nicole McNeel had three kills and four assists.
Kimberly Austin had three service aces and two assists, while Allison Cass had a kill and an assist.
Freeman continued her net domination against the hosting Lady Indians, racking up 20 kills and two service aces as the Lady Bulldogs won 27-25, 26-24, 23-25 and 25-13.
Jenny McConathy added 12 kills and three blocks, along with two service aces, while Rogers had two blocks and two kills.
Truitt had three aces and one kill, while Cass had three kills and one ace, and Rhodes had two blocks and one kill.
McNeel had 11 assists, one ace and one kill, while Kimberly Austin had six assists and two aces.
Jessica McConathy had one kill and four aces, and Veronica Maltos added an ace.


Upcoming games


Aug. 21
MHS @ Canton (scr)
EHS @ Elkhart (scr)
KHS @ Edgewood (scr)

Aug. 28
EHS @ Grace Community

Aug. 29
MHS vs Kaufman
KHS vs Brownsboro

Aug. 18
MHS vs Royse City

Aug. 19
MHS @ Crandall
KHS vs Edgewood
EHS vs Athens,Ennis

Aug. 21-23
EHS hosts tournament
KHS @ Eustace tourney

Aug. 26
MHS @ Greenville
KHS @ Brownsboro
EHS @ Ennis

Aug. 28-30
MHS @ Tyler tournament
KHS @ Wills Point tourney
EHS @ Tyler tournament

Aug. 23
Saturday Race Day
Don’s Port 10 a.m.
(end of season)

*District contest


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