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  Eustace edges Mabank, 3-1
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–After both teams swept Palestine Westwood Tuesday night, the hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs and the Mabank Lady Panthers got serious when they played each other.
In the end, the Lady Bulldogs prevailed, 3-1, in a volleyball match that was a lot closer than the scores indicated.
For Mabank (14-14), it was the last tune-up before District 15-4A play began Friday with a road trip to Lancaster, while the Lady Bulldogs have another two weeks before they open District 14-3A play.
Mabank will stay on the road Tuesday, Sept. 15, for a district match against sixth-ranked Red Oak, before returning home Friday, Sept. 18, to face West Mesquite. Both evenings open with 5:30 p.m. sub-varsity matches.
Now 18-7, Eustace was scheduled to visit Edgewood’s Lady Bulldogs Friday night. Sept. 15, Eustace will host the Rains Lady Wildcats, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity matches, and then will travel to Quitman Sept. 18, opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Lady Bulldog sophomore Catania Grant (1) hits over Mabank Lady Panther freshman Kourtney Holyfield (6) during Eustace’s 3-1 win over Mabank in a non-district match Tuesday. The match was part of a dual meet along with Palestine at the new E.L. Kirk Gym in Eustace.

If there was a big loser Tuesday night, it had to be the District 20-3A Westwood Lady Panthers, who clearly couldn’t hang with either Eustace or Mabank.
Eustace opened the dual match with a quick sweep of Westwood, winning 25-11, 25-10 and 25-12. Mabank was just as quick in sweeping Westwood 25-10, 25-10 and 25-14.
Senior Jenny McConathy and junior Allison Cass led the Lady Bulldogs against Westwood, combining for 30 kills, with McConathy adding five blocks, two assists and a serving ace.
Sophomore Catania Grant added six kills and three aces, while senior setter Kimberly Austin had 32 assists, two aces and three digs.
Senior Alison Castle and junior Meagan Royal led Mabank against Westwood, combining for 25 kills, with Royal adding four blocks and two assists, while Castle notched an impressive seven aces.
Freshman setter Kourtney Holyfield looked solid, notching 30 assists and four aces.
Senior Lauren Norwood had five kills, five digs and served four aces, while classmate Shaylee Williams had two kills and 17 digs on defense.
With the preliminaries out of the way, Eustace and Mabank (former district foes) squared off for the final match of the evening, won by the Lady Bulldogs, 25-13, 25-22, 16-25 and 25-10.
“The girls had trouble producing offensively tonight,” Mabank head coach Stacy Shelton reported. “We have to be able to score points when we are on serve receive.
“Some of our hitters struggled a little, and we need to correct that part of our game,” Shelton added. “It’s still hurting us very badly to have Torrie Garrett out of commission with a broken foot. We also had our right-side hitter, Whitney Evans, out ill, as well.”
McConathy and Grant led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, combining for 29 kills.
McConathy added seven blocks, seven digs, one assist and two aces, while Grant had one block, 12 digs on defense and served four aces.
Cass added eight kills, 13 digs, one block and two assists, while Harmony Allen had six kills, 13 digs, two assists and an ace.
Austin had 38 assists, chipping in one kill, six digs and two aces, while Vanessa Lopez added two kills, one block, nine digs, one assist and one ace.
The Lady Bulldogs got 10 digs on defense from Shelley Temple, while Alyssa Walker added three digs and Erica Sanchez had six digs.
Castle led the Lady Panthers with 15 kills, adding two digs, while both Norwood and Royal had nine kills each, with Royal adding two blocks and an ace.
Norwood had three digs on defense and served three aces.
Jenna Penney had one kill, one block, one dig and one ace for the Lady Panthers, while Holyfield had 30 assists, three digs and one ace.
Meagan Olivarez added a block, while Williams and Sadie Roberts both had five digs on defense, with Taylor Chapa adding four digs.


Upcoming games

Cross country

Sept. 19
MHS @ Palestine
KHS @ Karla Ford Mem.
EHS @ Pine Tree PJump
(Katy’s Ranch, Kilgore)

Sept. 26
MHS @ Lion’s Den Invit.
KHS @ Lion’s Den Invit.
EHS @ Rowlett

Sept. 15
MHS @ Red Oak*
KHS vs Athens
EHS vs Rains

Sept. 18
MHS vs West Mesquite*
EHS @ Quitman

Sept. 19
KHS @ Grand Saline

Sept. 22
MHS vs Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Quinlan Ford
EHS @ North Mesquite

Sept 25
MHS bye
KHS vs Mineola*
EHS @ Wills Point*
(*district contest)

Sept. 18
MHS vs Van (HC)
KHS @ Rains
EHS @ Quitman

Sept. 25
MHS open
KHS vs Palmer
EHS vs Ferris (HC)

Oct. 2
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS open
EHS open
(*district contest)


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