7th grade gold Fillys take 2nd in home tournament

The 7th grade Gold Fillys.

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On Saturday, September 22nd, the 7th grade Gold Fillys were up early to play volleyball in their home tournament. With their first game starting at 8 am against Lytle, the Fillys won the first set 25-11 but lost their second 16-25. Despite the early start, the Fillys worked hard and listened to their coach’s instructions.
Yancy Parson led with 5 aces, Riley Ramirez 4, and Angelina Solis, Brynlea Byrd and Avery Mobley each had 1. Mobley had 2 hits, Parson and Reese Duncan 1 hit each. Duncan and Mobley each had a kill. Bailey Ornelas 1 assist and Parson had 1 dig. Parson had 4 offensive serve receptions, Byrd and Makayla Rivera each with 1.
In their second game of the day, the Gold Fillys faced Pleasanton. Pleasanton took the early lead but the Fillys came from behind to lead a while. However Pleasanton came back and tied the game at 24 points each. Then with the score at 26-25 in Devine’s favor, Bailey Ornelas served the ball that Pleasanton received and returned but the ball hit the ceiling and was called out. Devine won 27-25 to take second place in the tournament.
Ornelas had 3 assists and 1 ace. Parson had 4 aces and Rivera had 3 aces. Mobley had 2 hits, Duncan, Rivera, Janelle Coronado, and Gabriela Mares all with 1 each. Duncan, Mobley and Coronado each had 1 kill. Parson had 4 offensive serve receives. Mia Hernandez, Taylor Olson, and Mares each with 1 receive. Parson had 4 digs, Ornelas 2, Rivera 2, Hernandez 1 and Byrd 1.
“My Gold Teamers played so good! They did some smart things on the court, and they improve with each game they play. What I like about this group is that they listen when it comes to defensive coverage and offensive play. Yes, they struggle a bit when it comes to rotations and subs, but that’s only because I have been able to advance them on serve receive way earlier than I had anticipated. One day, these girls are going to wake up and the “light bulbs” will turn on and all of this “stuff” I’m teaching them is going to make sense!” Coach Shana Beaty.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer