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Volleyball roundup: Decatur, Alvord, Northwest pick up wins

By Messenger staff | Published Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Playing the 3A state runner-up Tuesday night, the Decatur Lady Eagles dropped the first two sets.
The Lady Eagles quickly turned the deficit into a signature victory, winning the final three games.
Decatur won 19-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-10.
“Down 2-0, we came back and showed a lot of heart for a young team,” said Decatur coach Clark Oberle.
“We made a lot of errors early and we talked about staying aggressive and playing with confidence.”
Autumn Finney led the Decatur comeback with 17 kills. Trinity Vinzant put down 11. Satasha Kostelecky tallied 10 kills with three blocks.
Cidnee Howard collected four aces and made several crucial digs against the potent Peaster attack.
With the win, Decatur (11-7) has won nine of 10. The lone loss in the span was to No. 1 Glen Rose.

Callisburg def. Boyd
Macie Satterwhite and Skylar Allen combined for nine kills in the fifth-set tiebreaker to lead Callisburg to the victory over No. 8 Boyd in their home debut Tuesday.
Callisburg took the match 25-21, 13-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-10.
Allen scored 22 kills. Satterwhite finished with 21.
Jordyn Todd buried 15 kills for the Lady Yellowjackets. Laney Pellegrini and Jacey Cate landed 13 apiece. Macee Valtr had 10.
Macey McCune handed out 22 assists and Tori Pellegrini 16.
Larrin Maxwell made 35 digs.

Alvord def. Gold-Burg
Christina Thomas put down 11 kills to lead the Alvord Lady Bulldogs to a sweep of Gold-Burg Tuesday night.
Alvord won 25-14, 25-13, 25-15.
Kendall Connolly handed out 21 assists.
Kinly Walker finished with six kills with 20 digs. Brittney Parris had three kills.
Abbey Bloomer made 20 digs.

Petrolia def. Chico
The Chico Lady Dragons fell in four games to Petrolia Tuesday, 25-14, 26-28, 25-17, 25-20.
Chico had beat Petrolia last Thursday at their tournament in two games.
“Petrolia had a few more girls than they had at the tournament,” said Chico coach Jody Carter. “We played them well, but came up short. They were the best hitting and skill team we have played all year. It was certainly a game that will prepare us for district.”

Lindsay def. Bridgeport

Northwest def. Mansfield Summit
The Northwest Lady Texans swept Mansfield Summit Tuesday, 25-20, 25-17, 25-20.
Bailey Tompkins hit .478 and buried 13 kills on 23 attacks. Kori James had 11 kills.
Analise Lucio handed out 17 assists. Morgan Andress had 13.
Jewell Pavlakovic made 20 digs.

Ponder def. Paradise
The Paradise Lady Panthers fell to Ponder in three games Tuesday.

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