Sunday , 20 May 2018

Volleyball Spotlight: Boyd Blasts Lewisville in Three Sets

The McKinney Boyd Broncos downed the Lewisville Lady Farmers in three sets (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) Tuesday night at McKinney Boyd High School, improving to 22-3 on the season.

Lady Broncos head coach Kelly Arbabi said she was proud of the way her volleyball team performed, especially against a strong Lady Farmer squad they didn’t have much information on.

She said she was happy to see her team be able to adjust to Lewisville’s weaknesses, and exposed them en route to the victory.

Boyd’s strong point Tuesday night was its strong defensive game. The Lady Broncos blocked 12 shots and had 43 digs on the night.

Arbabi said it was good to see her squad play at the net, especially since the team practiced numerous blocking and defending techniques.

“It was good to see that applied,” she said of her team’s defense.


Boyd was led by sophomore Jill Duffin, who attacked the net all night, compiling 11 kills.

Arbabi said Duffin was very strong Tuesday night, and is excited to see she her play so strong being only a sophomore.

“It’s exciting for this year and future years,” Arbabi said of Duffin’s impact on the team.

Ashleigh Martin contributed eight kills on the night, and Boyd totaled 31 kills.

Boyd controlled the first two sets, dominating the game at the net.

The Lady Broncos jumped out to a 19-10 lead, eventually winning the set 25-11. The second set saw more of the same, with Boyd playing to a 20-11 lead, winning the set 25-16.

The third set, however, was more competitive, with Lewisville able to match Boyd point-for-point. The Lady Farmers were able to tie the game at 15-15, but Boyd pulled away with a 10-3 run to win the set 25-18.

Arbabi said she was pleased to be able to put in some substitutes but the level of play remain high and not drop off.

The Lady Broncos will be back on the court Friday when they travel to take on Colleyville Heritage. The Lady Broncos will return to Boyd Sep. 10 to take on Desoto.

Photos by TSB’s Sawyer Erickson

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