Freshman Arabians earn 3rd in home tournament

The Freshman Arabians started off their week with a 1-2 loss to Navarro and ended it on Saturday with 3rd in their home tournament.
Tuesday against Navarro, the Freshman lost the first set 18-25, but came back and won the second set 26-24. In the final set, the Arabians fought hard but fell 7-25. “The girls did a great job working together in this game as they were able to come back in the 2nd set and force the 3rd set. Things didn’t end like we wanted them to, but I saw a lot of great things in this game,” said Coach Kara Stacy
Charlee Rangel 2 digs. Oakley Malone 2 digs, 13 assists, 1 kill. Katie Rios 11 digs, 1 kill. Yaya Rodriguez 2 digs, 4 kills. Brooke Thompson 1 block. Kenzie Savage 2 kills. Kourtni Geyer 2 digs. Hannah Brumage 1 digs, 4 kills. Savanah Parker 1 kill.
Saturday the Arabians hosted the Freshman Tournament and after playing Del Rio twice and Poth once, the Freshman earned 3rd! They won their first game against Del Rio 19-25, 25-23, and 15-13. In their second game against Del Rio, the Rams won 25-20 and 28-26. Finally against Poth, Devine took the win 25-18 and 25-17. “Overall, the girls played well. Playing three games in a day can be a challenge. The girls stepped up as we were able to come out with a third place victory after a tough loss to Del Rio in game #2. Can’t wait to see what we can do in our last week before district play,” said Coach Stacy.
Del Rio Game 1: Rangel 1 digs, 2 aces, 1 kill. Malone 1 dig, 18 assists, 1 kill. Rios 7 digs, 1 ace, 1 kill. Rodriguez 3 digs, 4 kills. Abby Saunders 2 digs. Thompson 1 kill, 1 block. Savage 4 kills. Geyer 1 dig. Brumage 1 dig, 2 aces, 5 kills. Parker 2 digs, 1 kill. Maddie Brown 1 dig.
Del Rio Game 2: Rangel 3 digs. Malone 20 assists, 1 kill. Lynn Lawler 1 dig. Rios 7 digs, 3 aces. Rodriguez 4 kills. Thompson 2 kills. Savage 4 kills. Brumage 1 dig, 6 kills, 3 blocks. Brown 2 digs, 3 kills.
Poth Game 3: Rangel 3 digs, 2 aces. Malone 1 dig, 13 assists, 4 aces, 1 kill. Rios 6 digs, 1 kill. Rodriguez 2 digs, 2 kills. Thompson 1 kill. Savage 2 kills. Geyer 1 dig, 1 ace. Brumage 1 ace, 2 kills. Amaya Pollen 1 dig, 1 ace. Parker 1 kill. Brown 2 digs, 3 kills.
The Freshman will take on Fredericksburg this Friday on the road and then play SA Feast and Somerset at home next week.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer