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Lady Eagles soar past third-ranked Wylie

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

When you’re ranked seventh in the state, there aren’t many teams you can officially upset.

Abilene Wylie was one of them, and the Decatur Lady Eagles pulled off the upset Saturday in Abilene.

Decatur (22-6) swept the best-of-five match, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17.

“To go over to Wylie and sweep them in three was a pleasant surprise,” Decatur coach Claire Benedict said. “We always know they are going to be well-coached and a good team.

“We were able to contain their players and find the holes in their defense. We passed so well they had no idea where we were coming from.”

Makayla Mayfield had 16 kills and 14 digs. Cooper Martin put down 13 kills and 16 digs.

Caroline Lowery added 11 kills and 12 digs. Serena Estrada finished with 15 digs and two aces.

Stormi Leonard handed out 45 assists and had six digs.

With district coming up at the end of the week, Benedict feels good about where her team is.

“If this is the consistency we’re seeing as a team, then this a good thing,” Benedict said. “I don’t want it to be the peak of our season, nor do I want us to be satisfied with where we are.

“I want us to keep working hard as a team and working hard on all aspects of our game.”

Decatur opens district play Friday at home against Sanger.

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