Arabians 4-5 at competitive Seguin VB Tournament

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
A bunch of games in a relatively short amount of time has the Arabians sitting at 17-11 on the season with a little over a week until District 29-4A action is served up against Uvalde. Devine has played the most competitive schedule possible as they prepare to make a run at not only a district championship, but subsequent playoff championships as well.

Devine badgered Karnes City 2-0 (25-10, 25-13), went down to San Antonio Christian 0-2 (16-25, 23-25), lost to MacArthur 1-2 (14-25, 25-18, 23-25), dusted Industrial 2-0 (28-26, 25-15), lost to Marshall 0-2 (22-25, 19-25), beat Taft 2-1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-22), got scratched by Navarro 0-2 (10-25-25-27), trounced Taft 2-0 (25-19, 25-22), and lost to Gregory Portland 0-2 (24-26, 21-25).
“We were up and down the entire tournament, or it seemed like it anyway,” said Head Coach Leigh Anne McIver. “We had some great wins, and played extremely well against the bigger schools. We let up at times where I really expected us to excel.”
Many if not all of those teams will get into the 2023 playoffs. Playing this level of competition on makes the Arabians more playoff ready once that part of the season comes around.
Of the 20 sets played over the course of three days, only three saw the Arabians defeated by more than 10 points.
“I am looking forward to improving these last three games before district season starts,” McIver said in closing.
Season stats
Kills per set Brooklyn Miller 4.1, Rylee Esquibel 3.9, Skylar Blanton 1.2 Hitting percentage Miller .233, Esquibel .166 Total blocks Maddie DuBose 33, Airyanna Rodriguez 19, Blanton 12 Digs per set Kelsey Dishman 5.4, Miller 3.2, Esquibel 2.7 Serving aces Miller 40, Kate Featherly 25, Dishman 24 Aces per set Miller .5, Featherly .3, Dishman .3 Digs Dishman 408, Miller 245, Esquibel 208 Assists Kynedie Cruz 406, Featherly 318, Dishman 49 Kills Miller 308, Esquibel 299, Blanton 86 Receptions Dishman 597, Miller 415, Esquibel 275.
Up next
The Arabians played Southwest Legacy in San Antonio last night. Devine next takes on the Eagles in Leakey September 1 before playing state ranked Navarro in the DSAC September 5.
District begins at home versus Uvalde September 8.