PLAINVIEW -- Coronado closed out the 2019 season in style on Tuesday, claiming a road win to finish with a .500 mark in District 3-5A. The Lady Mustangs fought off Plainview 25-15, 25-20, 25-23 to wind up 24-16 overall and 8-8 in league play.
Senior Carson Edwards was huge with 18 digs and 12 kills in her final high school match. Thalia Sanchez led Coronado with 21 digs, while Kirby Stanek, recorded 17 assists and 6 digs. Those are two of six juniors on Coronado’s roster, setting the stage for a strong season a year from now.
Tigers nail down dominant finish in District 2-6A
ODESSA -- Frenship added the final touches to its first district championship since 2013 by staving off pesky Odessa Permian 25-14, 25-22, 25-21.
The Tigers (32-8, 9-1 district) got a little bit from everybody -- one of their strengths all season -- to keep the Panthers at bay. Gracie Harrison recorded 21 digs and 10 kills, Aali Mayfield produced 9 kills and 4 blocks, Kayton Genenbacher led Frenship with 33 assists and Emma Davila was big all over the court with 18 digs and 6 kills. Lindsey Frick also emerged with a big performance, logging 15 digs and 7 kills.
The first round of the 6A playoffs is next, with a matchup against either El Paso Montwood or El Paso Pebble Hills.
District 3-5A champ Randall polishes off unbeaten run by topping Monterey
Monterey didn’t get the playoff tuneup it was hoping for, but the Lady Plainsmen have a up-close-and-personal understanding of what kind of teams they will likely have to beat to achieve a season-long goal.
District 3-5A champion Randall clipped the Lady Plainsmen 25-14, 25-11, 25-15 to sew up an unbeaten league season, while Monterey finished 12-4 in district play with two losses apiece to the Lady Raiders and Amarillo High. Taylor Salsky led Monterey (33-10 overall) with 19 assists and added 9 digs. Nadia Morales recorded 7 kills and 7 digs. Meagan Jimenez paced her team with 11 digs.
The Lady Plainsmen move into the playoffs where they will take on Abilene Wylie at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Snyder. Monterey is seeking its first-ever postseason victory.
Lady Pirates finish regular season on a roll, down Dons in three sets
AMARILLO -- Lubbock-Cooper notched its fifth consecutive match to close the regular season to head into the postseason with a head of steam.
The Lady Pirates barreled past Palo Duro 25-13, 25-16, 25-10 to finish 28-16 overall and 10-6 in tough-as-nails District 3-5A. Cooper’s stars shined brightly with Tatum Farmer (10 kills), Shelby Snead (25 assists) and Kate Siegel (21 digs) setting the tone in the dominant victory. Haleigh Douglass and Kaitlyn Mayo added 8 kills each in a balanced attack while Anndee Greenlee chimed in with 9 assists and Snead added 8 digs to ger line.
LCP will take on Aledo in the bi-district round at 7 p.m. Monday at ACU.
Lady Mats unable to scratch out a victory in finale
LEVELLAND -- Estacado’s season ended with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-10 loss to the playoff-bound Loboettes.
The Lady Mats (14-25, 0-8) were feisty in the first two sets, led by C’Kyra Sims with 13 digs, 8 kills and 2 blocks. Vaniya Davis paces Estacado with 14 assists, while Kaylee Rangel added 10 digs. Ashtyn Paige recorded 5 kills to help the Lady Mats’ cause.