The Woodlands wrapped up another successful weekend with a third-place finish at the Leander Volleypalooza on Saturday, going 1-1 during Gold Bracket play to close out the tournament.
The Lady Highlanders (26-2) began the day with a 25-19, 25-16 victory over San Antonio Churchill. Dylan Maberry nearly recorded a double-double with eight kills and eight digs. Clara Brower had 20 assists and five kills, while Julieta Valdes and Natasha Zorbas each added four kills. Zorbas also collected three blocks. Allie Griffith led the team with nine digs, and Jackie Lee and Uyen Ho each finished with eight.
The Woodlands then lost a three-set battle against Flower Mound, falling 21-25, 25-18, 25-18. Maberry led the attack for the Lady Highlanders with 18 kills and 13 digs. Valdes added 10 kills, and Amanda Ifeanyi collected six. Brower led the team with 33 assists and 16 digs. Griffith and Jackie Lee had 14 and nine digs, respectively.
The Woodlands returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with a road match at Concordia Lutheran.
COOPER WINS TOURNAMENT
The John Cooper School won its second consecutive tournament title on Saturday, finishing the weekend 6-1 at the Bay Area Christian tournament. The Dragons went 3-0 on the final day of competition, defeating Lutheran North (2-0), Round Rock Christian (2-0) and Pantego Christian (2-0).
Cooper junior Amaya Harrell was selected as the Most Valuable Player, while freshman Rivers Kolesar was named to the all-tournament team. Cooper also won the CHSM Invitational last week.
The Dragons will play their home opener at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Bay Area Christian.
WILLIS FINISHES STRONG
Willis finished strong with a 3-0 record at the Tyler ISD Tournament on Saturday, beating Tyler Lee (25-22, 25-13), Elysian Fields (25-19, 25-23) and Lindale (23-25, 25-23, 25-22).
Leaders for the Ladykats (19-9) against Lee were Taylor Thomas (seven kills), Erin Bond (nine digs) and Isabelle Sundquist (10 assists). Thomas (11 kills), Bond (10 digs) and Sundquist (26 assists) also led the charge against Fields. Thomas (12 kills), Bond (15 digs) and Sundquist (21 assists) were the catalysts against Lindale.
Thomas, Bond and Sundquist were named to the all-tournament team for the Ladykats, who went 6-3.
Willis returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Conroe.
GRAND OAKS WINS TWO
Grand Oaks went 2-1 at in the Gold Consolation Bracket at the Under Armour Texas Showdown on Saturday, beating Liberty Hill (15-25, 25-18, 25-16), Boerne Champion (20-25, 25-15, 25-23) before losing to San Antonio O’Connor in the championship match (25-18, 25-16).
Standouts for the Grizzlies (18-8) over the weekend included Ava Terry, Fallon Thompson, Aidan Ballard, Kamie Lohnes, Carlie McCutchen and Sarah Sampson.
Grand Oaks returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Magnolia.
Montgomery went 1-1 on the final day of competition at the Leander Volleypalooza on Saturday, losing to Warren (25-19, 25-10) before beating Glenn (25-16, 27-25) in bracket play.
Madison Chandler led the Lady Bears (8-17) with six kills against Warren. Ally Williams led the team with nine assists, and Kendall Sadler posted six digs. Brianna Wofford and Raina McWhirter each had five digs.
Wofford and McWhirter each had six kills against Glenn. Williams had eight assists and seven digs, and McWhirter led the team with nine digs. Peyton Siegrist had seven digs, and Hailee Bell and Wofford had six.
Montgomery returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Bryan.
OAK RIDGE SPLITS
Oak Ridge went 1-1 on the final day of competition at the Leander Volleypalooza on Saturday, defeating Katy Seven Lakes (33-31, 25-20) before falling to Boswell (25-20, 17-25, 25-13) in bracket play.
Oak Ridge returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Atascocita.
MAG WEST LOSES TWO
Magnolia West suffered two losses on the final day of competition at the Leander Volleypalooza on Saturday, falling to Midlothian Heritage (25-17, 25-22) and San Antonio Johnson (25-18, 25-16) in bracket play.
Leaders for the Mustangs (8-11) were Alyssa May (12 kills, 19 digs, 14 assists), Evyn Snook (10 kills, 16 assists, 11 digs) and Ally Wendel (26 digs).
Magnolia West returns to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Huntsville.