Fort Worth Christian def. Brook Hill 25-17, 25-8, 25-12
The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball team marched their way into the TAPPS Volleyball playoff picture last week, as the team loaded the bus and traveled for their Bi-District playoff contest against the Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 26, at Forth Worth Christian High School.
In the first set of play, both the Lady Guard and Lady Cardinals attempted to persuade the playoff battle’s momentum to fall on their respective sides, trading hit after hit. However, the home team Fort Worth Christian soared high, taking the first set win over Brook Hill, 25-17.
The Lady Cardinals’ offensive weapons were on full display in the second frame of the playoff game, attacking weaknesses in the Lady Guard’s defense en route to jumping ahead and claiming the win in the second set, 25-8.
Hoping to avoid being swept by their opponent, the Brook Hill squad attempted to work their way back into the contest, but were met by Fort Worth Christian with an overwhelming offensive force.
At the end of the final set, the home team Lady Cardinals had used their high-flying offensive to claim a three-set victory over the Lady Guard, 25-17, 25-8, 25-12.
The Lady Guard’s freshman setter Emily Livesay was the leader of the charge for her team, collecting a total of 10 digs defensively, as well as three aces, three assists, and one kill on the offensive side of the ball.
Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Cardinals included senior outside hitter/right side hitter Bailea Mapes, with nine digs; senior setter/right side hitter Maddie Anthony, with seven assists, four digs; one ace, and one kill; senior defensive specialist Grace Helmers, with five digs and one assist; sophomore middle blocker Katherine Mondrick, with six kills, four digs, and two blocks; junior middle blocker Ke’Airra Christopher, with four blocks and one dig; junior outside hitter Madeline Reed, with four digs, three kills, and one ace; junior middle blocker Morgan Carpenter, with two kills, two blocks, and one dig; and junior libero Kaitlyn Juarez, with two digs.
With a loss against the Fort Worth Christian Lady Cardinals, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball team ended their 2017 season with an overall record of 7-19-1, 2-4 in district play, and was recognized as Bi-District qualifiers.