Volleyball: Decatur stays atop 4A poll

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After finishing seventh in the prestigious Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational, the Decatur Lady Eagles retained their spot atop Class 4A.

The defending state champion and preseason No. 1 team stayed atop the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll after their 5-3 showing at the tournament, which was filled with the top teams in the state. Decatur (7-3) was the lone 4A squad in the event.

After going 2-1 in pool play, Decatur won its way into the gold bracket with a sweep of Rouse Friday. The Lady Eagles then beat Flower Mound Marcus and Austin Westlake in two games each to move into the tournament quarterfinals.

Host Pearland, ranked No. 5 in 6A, stopped Decatur 25-19, 25-18. The Lady Eagles ended the tournament with a three-game loss to Alamo Heights, ranked third in 5A, 23-25, 25-19, 15-9.

Decatur hit the floor again Tuesday night against another ranked foe, 5A’s ninth-ranked Aledo.

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