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Kenady Irwin, 3, and the Sterling Lady Rangers’ volleyball team lost in four sets Friday night at home against Summer Creek. They are now 8-4 this season.

GCM, REL win again, Crosby falls

The Sterling Lady Rangers would be happy with improvement following a disappointing three-set loss at Barbers Hill Tuesday.

They got that even if Summer Creek High School would not allow the Sterling squad to avoid a three-match losing streak in its 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 25-27, 25-18) win over the host Lady Rangers Friday night.

Sterling (8-4) head coach Candace Southall knows despite the improvement in play, her squad is not where it needs to be.

“Tonight we played much better than Tuesday,” she said. “We still have areas to fix but I would rather see 

them now than later. I do like that we have many hitters, we just have to do a better job of moving the ball around.

Bailee St. Romain (15 kills, 15 digs), Jasmine Moore (11 kills, 10 digs), Brooke Benoit (20 assists, 13 digs), Alex Lee (14 assists, nine digs) and Kayla Jones (20 digs) led the Lady Rangers.

They travel to Galena Park at 6:30 Tuesday.

REL does it again

The Robert E. Lee volleyball team has already surpassed last fall’s win total and wrapped the week with a dominant win over visiting Liberty on Friday.

The Lady Ganders (9-10) rolled to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-23) win over thier guests.

Naomi Hockless (13 kills, six blocks), Gabi Lari and Lalai Williams (five kills each), Miranda Mendoza (14 digs) and Nicole Price (15 assists) key the REL win.

“Our flock of football players were loud and well represented in the stands right before they headed to Stallworth stadium for their scrimmage,” REL head coach Mary Grosjean said. “The stands really encouraged our girls tonight.”

The winning ways have been born by a team tenacity that Grosjean appreciates.

“We are really excelling in our willingness to fight and not give up on the ball,” she said. “Everybody on the team is really pushing themselves to be better, every ball, every rep, every practice, and game. We have mostly excelled in our pursuit of the ball. The girls never give up on a play and will sacrifice their bodies at all times to keep the ball in play so we can execute our offense.”

REL visits La Porte at 6:30 Tuesday.

GCM rallies to win

Despite trailing by two sets, the Goose Creek Memorial squad never stopped battling and rallied for a 3-2 (19-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-23, 16-14) win at Pasadena Memorial on Friday.

Elizabeth Easley (15 ills, 15 digs), Taylor Kotlarz (11 kills, 11 digs), Mia Bookman (eight kills), Zoe Martinez (25 assists) and Kaitlyn Herrera (21 digs) led the way for the Lady Patriots who have won three straight matches.

GCM hosts Channelview at 6:30 Thursday.

Crosby loses in 4

The Lady Cougars fell to 11-2 this season with a 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23) loss at New Caney Friday night.

Crosby travels to Livingston for a 6:30 Tuesday tip.

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