AREA ROUNDUP: Teams complete 1st week of season


The first week of high school volleyball matches is in the books after most area teams traveled to tournaments over the weekend.

Jourdanton

The Squaws traveled down I-37 to the Corpus Christi ISD Spikefest tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Jourdanton, which matched up against Tuloso-Midway, Corpus Christi King and Taft in pool play, ended 3-3 over the tournament’s two days. The Squaws placed second in the tournament division after losing to Bandera.

Jourdanton (3-5) picked up their first win of the season by topping Taft 2-1.

T-M followed with a sweep of the Squaws. The Cherokees, who won the tournament championship, made the Class 5A state tournament last season.

Jourdanton also posted wins over CC Carroll and CC Moody.

Poteet

The Lady Aggies were plenty busy during the first week. Poteet had a tri-match in La Vernia on Wednesday before the Round Rock tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Aggies fell to the host Lady Bears 25-5, 25-13, 25-12 on Wednesday before being edged by San Antonio Sam Houston.

The Hurricanes outlasted Poteet 25-13, 20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 15-9.

Results from the Round Rock tournament were not available at press time.

Charlotte

The Trojanettes are still looking for their first win after one week.

Charlotte fell to Nordheim in its season opener Aug. 8 before losing to Pettus on the road Friday.

Jessely Romo had the team’s only kill in a 19-25, 16-25, 15-25 loss to the Lady Pirates.

“The girls did well for the first match of the season,” Trojanettes coach Ruby Dominguez said. “We have a few new varsity players, and girls playing new positions. We are continuing to work a successful rotation.  I am pleased with how we are progressing as we work towards district.”

Pettus won its match 25-21, 27-25, 25-21. Naena Luna had a team-high six assists, and Rhianna Bautista had four. Bautista also had two digs and an ace.

Maddie Romo led the Trojanettes with three kills, and Julissa Cantu, Jessely Romo and Mercedez Sanchez each had two.

“The girls are continuing to improve and definitely moving in the right direction,” Dominguez said. “Their hard work is paying off as we saw more consistency, teamwork and a stronger offense on Friday.”

McMullen County

The Cowgirls rebounded from a season-opening loss to Skidmore-Tynan to take second place at the Yorktown tournament.

McMullen County fell to Thrall in the championship 13-25, 20-25.

“I could not be more impressed by the playing I saw this weekend,” Cowgirls coach Darcy Stockton said. “This was a very tough, strong tournament, and we held our own against some very competitive teams.”

Makinna Serrata and Hallie Taylor were named to the all-tournament team.

Serrata finished the tournament with 73 kills, 19 blocks and 18 digs.

Taylor had 46 assists, 13 kills and five digs.

To reach the championship, the Cowgirls downed Orange Grove and Freer after taking first place in their pool on Friday.

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