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State-ranked Ladycats sweep Brewer

September 20, 2010 by Randy Keck

Story by Tony Eierdam (Video by Dominic Genetti)

Paced by eight kills each from Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs and junior middle Briana Sharratt, the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats swept Brewer, 25-14, 25-12, 25-11, Friday night in District 5-4A action at Brewer

The win raises the first-place Ladycats district mark to 3-0 and 21-8 overall. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Boswell.

“I was pleased with the way the girls closed the last game out,” Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings said. “We didn’t do that Tuesday night (in a sweep over Nelson), and tonight we talked about keeping that intensity and focus at the end. The girls did that tonight.”

The Ladycats’ service game was also clicking as the team recorded eight aces, with Jacobs leading with three and junior hitter Tyler Gromann adding a pair.

Defensively, senior Christa Daniel registered a team-high 17 digs, with senior libero Taylor Brown adding 13. Also at the net, Gromann finished with six kills with Daniel adding four. Sophomore setter Mallory Powell finished with a match-high 30 assists.

Leading 20-14 in the opener, Jacobs sent down a kill from the right side and followed with five consecutive points from the line – including an ace – to seal the game. Daniel and Sharratt each sent down a kill in the run, with Powell adding a block.

In game two, the Ladycats led 10-7 before scoring seven unanswered points against the scrappy Lady Bears. Jacobs began the run with a kill from the middle, and after a Hannah Loftin serve, Brown fooled the Brewer defense with a stopper from the back row.

Jacobs added another kill on a slide move on the right side, and Brown followed with another kill from the back row to increase the AHS advantage to 14-7.

On the following rally, senior hitter Lindsey Baird set up Powell for a kill, and Powell used a bit of trickery on the ensuing rally with a setter tip to extend the Ladycats’ lead to 16-7. Aledo’s lead grew to 10 points when a Brewer return fell harmlessly into the net.

With the lead still at 10 points, 20-10, the Ladycats closed out game two when Sharratt got hot at the net. The 6-2 hitter slammed a pair of kills from the middle, and after a Brewer point, Sharratt brought the second contest to game point with a stopper from the middle courtesy of a short set from Powell.

Two rallies later, Powell sent a short set to Sharratt, who sent down a thunder spike from the middle to clinch the contest.

Brewer held tough in game three as Aledo led 9-5 early in the contest. But the Ladycats, behind a service run by Powell which included an ace, scored six unanswered points to take a 15-5 lead.

Aledo’s lead grew to 23-11 before a Brewer service error brought game three to match point. On the next rally, Brewer could not handle a Rachel Lincoln serve as the Ladycats won the third game by 14 points to sweep the match.

In sub-varsity action, the Ladycats junior varsity (3-0) defeated Brewer, 25-10, 25-13, while the freshman Ladycats (3-0) also swept Brewer, 25-18, 25-20.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Everman at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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