Lady Eagles rally from 2-0, late fifth set deficits in win
MONT BELVIEU – What looked like a strong first set win, suddenly became a shock loss and a 1-0 deficit for the Barbers Hill volleyball team Tuesday night.
Yet, not letting that deficit effect them, Barbers Hill rallied and found its way back to finally winning an intense five setter 3-2 (24-26, 16-25, 25-14, 25-22, 16-14) to move to 2-0 in District 22-5A play.
Then Barbers Hill’s guests from Nederland rode that momentum and rolled to a 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 14-25, 22-25) win in a key District 21-5A match.
Barbers Hill (13-20, 2-0) won the match when sophomore Kelsi Wingo drilled home a kill that helped end the Lady Eagles fight back from a 14-12 deficit in the deciding set.
"Kylee was literally unstoppable tonight, hitting over. 700 off of both Trinity and Kelsey's consistent assists," BH head coach Kristin Goodman said. "Our serve receive was off tonight but our defense made up for it. We started off slow with several errors but once we corrected them, we knew we had what it takes to defeat Nederland.
"We had to fix us. Our errors were giving them so many points through the first two sets. Once we cleaned up our game we got it going."
Barbers Hill hosts Port Arthur Memorial at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Crosby beats visiting GCM
The 20th-ranked Crosby Lady Cougars overcame a slow start to defeat the visiting and 15th-ranked Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 29-27) in a Tuesday afternoon contest.
Crosby (21-5, 2-0) won the District 22-5A showdown behind Charde Vanzandt’s 21 kills, Liz Hernandez’s 19 digs and an overall hitting percentage of .214.
“The energy was really amazing tonight,” Crosby head coach Marissa Simmons said.
“With the weather pushing us to have an early match I was worried about it throwing off our routine, but our girls came out focused and ready. I was impressed with the consistent energy they brought to the court and how well we ran plays tonight.
“The last set was intense, I’m immensely proud of our girls coming back in the last when we were down 24-20.”
GCM (27-8, 1-1) was led by Taylor Kotlarz (14 kills), Kaitlyn Herrera (23 digs) and Jaidyn Coffman (21 assists).
“It was a tough loss tonight, but I believe we can bounce back,” GCM head coach Casey Veen said. “We had some great rallies, but couldn’t find our groove.”
BCA swept in Conroe
The Lady Bulldogs of Baytown Christian found tough goings at Conroe Calvary Christian in the teams’ district opener Tuesday.
BCA (7-6, 0-1) fell 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-23) and will travel to Kingwood Covenant for a 6 p.m. Thursday tip off.