Lady Longhorns motor past Lady Cards in 3

Published 9:24 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BRIDGE CITY – The Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns entered the second half of the District 22-4A volleyball season in a three-way tie for first-place and they showed why Tuesday night by going on the road and sweeping the Bridge City Lady Cardinals 25-19, 25-8, 25-23.

The Lady Longhorns, who were tied with Silsbee and Hardin-Jefferson entering the night, improves to 6-1 in 22-4A play while the Lady Cardinals remain in fifth, dropping to 1-5.

The Lady Longhorns, led by the power hitting of Shawnee Craigen and Chloe Mcleod, were stingy at the net and with their service game.

Craigen finished with a match-high 13 kills while Mcleod had 10.

Rylee Oceguera led the Lady Cardinals with a strong effort, finishing with 10 kills while Hannah Wiegreffe had six.

The Lady Horns finished with 39 kills while the Lady Cardinals had 28. H-F finished with 41 service points and three aces while BC had 18 points and two aces.

In Game One, the Lady Horns broke open a 8-8 tie by scoring eight unanswered points to go up 16-8. The Lady Cardinals tried their best to bounce back, getting as close as 23-18.

The Lady Horns simply dominated Game Two, scoring the first seven points of the game and extended it to 17-3 to go on to cruise to the game win.

The Lady Cardinals put up some nice resistance in Game Three, leading most of the way and as much as 15-10 late but the Lady Horns finished with a flurry, scoring four of the game’s final five points to erase a 22-21 deficit.

Aspen Daniels had four kills for the Lady Cardinals while Harlee Tupper had three and Carissa Slaughter and Peyton Trapp added two apiece. Trapp led BC with six service points while Oceguera had four points and Waverlee Cooper and Kyndall Harrison added three apiece.

Mcleod served up nine points to lead the Lady Horns. Craigen and Lilly Sims had eight points apiece while Lexi Frazier, who had five kills, had seven points and two aces and Zoey Arceneaux added seven points.

The Lady Cardinals return to action Friday when they visit Silsbee to face the Lady Tigers.