Sterling volleyball remains unblemished

It was not the grandest of starts for the Goose Creek Memorial team tennis program Tuesday as the Patriots found themselves defeated, 14-5 by La Porte on their home court.

The Patriots played shorthanded when a handful of players were held out due to not participating early on in preseason practices.

“It was a very hot day and we were missing so many kids who would have normally been in the lineup,” GCM head coach Ismael Dutchover said. “We went with the kids who showed up for practices when they started. We have about six kids who will be challenging and after about a week or so, we’ll start having a more accurate representation of our true lineup.”

GCM earned wins at No. 2 girls doubles behind Jacey Golden/Lily Cisneros (8-2) and No. 3 girls doubles – Rithika Patel/Anushka Ranjan (8-6).

Nikko Lagrada earned an 8-0 win at No. 1 singles, while Golden won at No. 3 girls singles (8-6) and No. 6 girls singles with Patel rolling to an 8-0 victory. 

GCM next hosts Dayton at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Splendora 15, REL 4

The Robert E. Lee team tennis squad dropped its season opener Tuesday in a 15-4 decision against Splendora.

REL recorded wins by Kristian Garza/Adrian Bruno at No. 2 doubles, while boys singles players Titus Batongmalaki (No. 2), Garza (No. 3) and Christopher Banks (No. 5) also earned team points with victories.

The Ganders head to Dayton for a 3 p.m. Friday dual.

VOLLEYBALL 

Sterling now 3-0

The Lady Rangers are now unbeaten and unblemished after three matches, rolling past Pasadena Dobie 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-18) on Tuesday.

Sterling (3-0) has won all nine sets its competed in so far this season.

Alex Lee (12 assists), Brooke Benoit (11 assist, nine digs), Jasmine Moore (five kills, 14 digs), Bailee St. Romain (seven kills, four digs), Kenady Irwin (five kills) and Kayla Jones (13 digs) led Sterling to another unblemished win.

Sterling and Robert E. Lee will play in the Dickinson Tournament beginning today.

Barbers Hill wins in four

The Lady Eagles are now 5-5 after a 3-1 (25-20, 16-25, 25-11, 25-20) win at Tarkington.

It was Barbers Hill’s first road win of the season.

“It was a great four-set win,” Barbers Hill head coach Kristin Goodman said. “We were a little unfocused in the second set and we had to change our game plan from a 6-2 to a 5-1. We served really tough.”

Ashlyn Bishop (16 digs, six aces), Faith Guidry (eight kills), Kelsi Wingo (27 assists) and Sarah Lankford (five total blocks) keyed the Lady Eagles win.

Next Barbers Hill travels to Lake Creek at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Crosby sweeps Spring

The Lady Cougars are 10-1 after a 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-18) sweep of Spring.

“We are always happy with a win, but we are not going to get complacent with just that,” Crosby head coach Marissa Simmons said. “We have several goals we want to reach this season that will take time for growth and a lot of discipline.”

Crosby hosts Nederland at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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