Kilgore volleyball wins opener

LC sweeps Trinity, now 2-0

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Kilgore High School volleyball won its debut match of the 2018 season, and did so convincingly – and on the road, to boot.

The Lady Bulldogs swept Nacogdoches, 25-8-, 25-7, 25-13, Tuesday night in the first game of the season for both. Kilgore (1-0) has a busy week, as coach Lacy Coldiron and the Lady ‘Dogs head to Garland for a tournament this weekend.

Their home opener is next Tuesday, Aug. 14, against John Tyler.

Against Nac, Jada Abercrombie had seven kills. Rylie Mann had three. Lauren Bryant and Skyler Day each had four aces, and Shelby Page had 10 assists.

Coldiron is in her fourth season as head coach, providing something KHS volleyball hasn’t had in a while: consistency.

“Tonight was the most stable I’ve seen the team look,” she graded. “They played clean, no matter what happened on the other side of the net, and I change up the line-up each set.”

This weekend in Garland, the Lady ‘Dogs will be at Naaman Forest on Friday for pool play. They’ll face Mesquite Horn at 10 a.m., Wylie East at 11, and then Forest at 1 p.m.

Kilgore’s first bracket game will either be at 3:30 p.m. Friday or at 5, depending upon how they do in pool play. And there’s three sites for the tournament: Forest, Rowlett and Sachse, and where Kilgore will play depends upon wins and losses. The tournament, of course, continues on Saturday.

Leverett’s Chapel now 2-0: Just a couple of years removed from a UIL state tournament appearance, coach Rickey Hammontree has his LC Lady Lions looking very good, early-on.

LC swept Trinity School of Texas, 25-16, 25-22, 25-17, on Tuesday, after sweeping Longview Christian on Monday. LC has yet to lose a set on the young season.

For the Lady Lions, Yesenia Avalos, who was on that state tournament team, had seven kills, and so did Jillian Shaw. Avalos had five digs; Shaw had six; and Cynthia Paredas had two, to go with 15 assists.

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