The No. 4 Decatur Lady Eagles continue to roll through a tough pre-district schedule.
Tuesday they took care of the defending state champion in Class 2A, the No. 3 ranked Brock Eagles.
Decatur (8-2) took the match in four, 25-14, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19.
“They [Brock] are well-coached and they fought hard,” Decatur coach Claire Benedict said. “It shouldn’t have gone to four sets, but it did.
“We lost focus and we’re learning how to close out ballgames.”
Decatur is trying to get more scoring opportunities off their serves, but Benedict said that is still a work in progress.
“We missed some serves and we are working on our serving,” she said. “We are trying to make it more aggressive and be able to score more points off of it.”
Makayla Mayfield continued her torrid pace through the early part of the season, finishing with 26 kills, 17 digs and three aces. Cooper Martin added 12 kills and six digs.
Caroline Lowery had six kills, 17 digs and four aces. Dylana Hutchins recorded six kills and three digs. Serena Estrada had 12 digs.
Stormi Leonard handed out 45 assists and added 11 digs.
Decatur has a stiff test this weekend at the Arlington Tournament where they will see a lot of Class 5A competition.
“It’s going to be a tough weekend for us,” Benedict said. “There are a lot of good teams there, so it’ll be consistent volleyball.
“It’ll be difficult us, but it will show us what level we need to be at going forward this season.”