Goose Creek Memorial’s Elizabeth Easley, 11, blocks a North Shore hitting attempt during the Lady Patriots win in Baytown Friday night.

Sterling wins while BH drops five-setter

Goose Creek Memorial’s volleyball team bounced back from a rare loss on Tuesday with a solid 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16) home win Friday night against North Shore.

The Lady Patriots (26-6) took on a number of North Shore challenges with strong defensive play according to GCM head coach Casey Veen.

“North Shore came at us with some high caliber hitters,” Veen said. “I thought our block and defense stepped up against them.”

Elizabeth Easley (11 kills, 14 digs) and Taylor Kotlarz (15 kills, 17 digs) had another strong, double effort while Mia Bookman (six kills), Zoe Martinez (20 assists, three aces) and Jaidyn Coffman (19 assists) contributed to the win.

“Elizabeth and Taylor have been a consistent force for us,” Veen said. “They have stepped up since last year, and really have lead the charge offensively.”

GCM hosts Nederland at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before opening district play 6:30 Friday night against Robert E. Lee.

Sterling hangs on in 5

The Sterling Lady Rangers  (11-9) rallied from a set down to win at Texas City 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 26-24, 16-14).

Jasmine Moore (21 kills, 12 digs), Bailee St. Romain (17 kills, 12 digs), Alex Lee (29 assists, 11 digs), Kayla Jones (27 digs, two assists), Brooke Benoit (13 assists, eight digs) and Kaitlyn Stork (eights digs, six kills) led RSS to the win.

“Serve receive was pretty accurate which helped us set up our offense,” Sterling head coach Candace Southall said. “I thought defensively we fought and even when the game was close we did an amazing job of staying focused and finishing the game. Our energy today was a key component to our success today and our mental fortitude is what sealed the deal.”

The Lady Rangers open district play 6:30 p.m. Friday against Beaumont United.

Lady Eagles fall at home

A tough schedule continued for the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles who fell 3-2 (25-17, 25-20, 25-27, 18-25, 15-7) at home to Alvin Friday night.

Kelsi Wingo had 29 assists, 17 kills and 13 digs to lead Barbers Hill (11-19).

“Kelsi Wingo andTrinity Hennigan were on fire tonight as were our middles,” Barbers Hill head coach Kristin Goodman said. “We battled back, but couldn’t keep the momentum going as we got into the fifth set.”

The Lady Eagles travel to Fulshear 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Crosby takes out Liberty in three

The Crosby Lady Cougars (18-4) notched another non-district victory on Friday afternoon at home with a straight set 25-18, 25-16, and 25-17 win over the Liberty Lady Panthers. 

“We are so thrilled with the way the girls are starting to come together and how much our offense and defense are spread out,” Crosby head coach Marissa Simmons said.”

Crosby plays host to Tarkington 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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