Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Volleyball playoffs: Sweeps for Carroll, Rockwall-Heath, Arlington and Hebron
Oklahoma pledge Maddie Drescher had 10 kills to lead Southlake Carroll to a 25-12, 25-14, 25-11 victory over Arlington Lamar in a Class 5A first-round playoff match Tuesday.
Carroll, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 5A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, improved to 44-1. Texas pledge Cat McCoy had 20 digs for Carroll, and Haley Hallgren added 17 assists.
In other bi-district matches:
Flower Mound d. Euless Trinity, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17: Lauren Cox had 14 kills and eight blocks, and Molly Werts added 26 assists and 14 digs to help Flower Mound beat Trinity.
Flower Mound (26-17), ranked 16th in the state in 5A, got 12 kills and 12 digs from Mikayla Grill, 13 kills from Morgan Beckham and 22 digs from Kristyn Schott.
Arlington d. Keller Timber Creek, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22: Lauren Nicks and Jacqueline Vernor each had 12 kills to pace a sweep by Arlington, the No. 6 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings. Lauren Beard and Marisa McElroy recorded 22 digs apiece for Arlington (38-8), Emma Smith chipped in 17 assists and Brooke Fearka had 13 assists.
Rockwall-Heath d. Garland, 25-7, 25-10, 25-16: Rockwall-Heath, the No. 7 team in SportsDay’s 5A area rankings, advanced to play McKinney Boyd, ranked ninth in the area.
Hebron d. Hurst L.D. Bell, 25-16, 25-17, 25-7: Hebron, ranked 12th in the state in 5A, cruised to a first-round sweep.
Waxahachie d. Corsicana, 25-9, 25-12, 25-12: Courtney Miller led Waxahachie with 14 kills and eight digs, and Mary Kate Clark had 22 assists for the state’s 12th-ranked 4A team.
Red Oak d. Nacogdoches, 25-15, 25-20, 25-11: Elyse Berlin contributed 12 kills, and Chloe Davis had nine for Red Oak (29-11), the No. 7 team in SportsDay’s 4A-others area rankings.
Woodrow Wilson d. Pinkston, 25-15, 25-13, 25-3: District 12-4A champion Woodrow Wilson got seven kills from Baylee Willingham and six kills from Jillian Barthelemy en route to the sweep.
Woodrow Wilson (25-10) will play Frisco in the area round. Frisco is No. 5 in SportsDay’s 4A-others area rankings.
Denton Guyer d. Saginaw Chisholm Trail, 25-17, 26-24, 25-21: Makenna Stillwell, who had been the starting setter for Guyer’s junior varsity squad before being called up to the varsity for the playoffs, had 32 assists and three kills in her second varsity match.
Trophy Club Byron Nelson d. Birdville, 26-24, 25-12, 25-19: The No. 10 team in SportsDay’s 4A-others area rankings advanced behind 17 kills from Elizabeth Pennington and 34 assists from Delaney Duis.