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Volleyball: Lady Eagles battle for gold; Decatur goes 4-1 at elite tourney

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, August 16, 2014

Against the top teams in the state, the Decatur Lady Eagles are more than holding their own at the Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational.

With a pair of wins Friday over Rouse and Flower Mound Marcus, the Lady Eagles reached the quarterfinals of the gold bracket of the tournament in Pearland.

Decatur will play Pearland at 10 a.m. Saturday.

For a chance to advance to the gold bracket, Decatur beat Rouse Friday morning 25-15, 25-18. It then took down Marcus 25-13, 25-23.

The Lady Eagles finished as the runner-up in their Division 10 pool Thursday. Decatur beat Round Rock McNeil 25-20, 25-22. The Lady Eagles then got past Bellaire in three games, 23-25, 25-18, 25-13.

Decatur’s lone loss was to the fourth-ranked team in 6A, Houston Clear Falls, 25-22, 25-15.

The Northwest Lady Texans went 1-2 in their Division 5 pool. San Antonio Johnson topped Northwest 25-9, 25-13. Allen beat Northwest 25-14, 25-22. The Lady Texans ended pool play with a 25-20, 27-25 win over Clements.

Northwest played Ursuline Academy in the bracket 5 Friday afternoon.

The tournament will wrap up Saturday with the championship rounds.

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