North’s defense scrambled and kept balls in play throughout the night. Darby Maclea piloted the team with 12 digs two aces and one kill. Mary Valdez also chipped in seven digs and one ace for North. Ali Michalak and Kristi Carter each contributed to the team’s defensive effort this evening as well.
Offensively for the Bulldogs, senior, Melissa Nichols led in kills with eight. Outside hitter Courtney Kankel also added six kills for the Bulldogs. Other offensive players were Abby Middleton, Emily Greim, and Kali Viles all contributing to the night’s kills. Lindsey Denne continues to show her ability and leadership for the team getting her hitters in great scoring position and leading in the assists with 24.
The Bulldogs will return to practice to prepare for their next district match against Wylie East on Friday.
Boyd defeated two-time defending state champions in five sets (23-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-16, 15-10) Tuesday night. The Lady Broncos will return to action Sep. 24 when they travel to take on Rockwall Heath. See TSB’s Volleyball Spotlight story for more on this match.
Boyd vs. Coppell – 23-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-16, 15-10
North vs. Lovejoy – 10-25, 25-16, 9-25, 10-25