By DR. DAVID DAVIS
DAWSON LADY EAGLES
Dawson took firm control of the District 23-6A volleyball race Friday when it claimed a 25-20, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20 victory over Pearland on the Lady Oilers’ home court.
The win gave Dawson a 31-8 overall mark and 9-0 in district while Pearland fell to 24-9 and 8-2.
Jordyn Sinnette and Kynnedi Johnson led the Dawson offense while Sara Kirk’s setting along with outstanding defense from Jordan Brown and Marisabel Torres helped pace the Lady Eagles.
Dawson can finish an unbeaten district season with wins over Alief Elsik, Alief Taylor and Alief Hastings, the three teams in the seven-team district which won’t make the playoffs. One win will clinch the No. 1 seed for Dawson and two more victories assure the Lady Eagles of an outright league championship.
Pearland was led by Brooke Botkin’s 20 kills while Sarah Wright had 16. Grace Lee paced the Lady Oilers with 24 digs.
The Lady Oilers, which have clinched a playoff berth, can finish second by winning their two remaining matches.
FRIENDSWOOD LADY MUSTANGS
In front of a boisterous crowd, the Clear Creek Lady Wildcats remained unbeaten in District 24-6A play, surviving a stiff challenge from the Friendswood Lady Mustangs to win 25-15, 25-19, 21-25, 20-25, 15-13.
Leading the Clear Creek attack were Hannah Froeschl (15 kills), Melissa McNeil (13 kills, three aces), Caitlyn Burroway (10 kills) and Kelsey Childers (45 assists).
Top defensive showings for the Lady Wildcats came from Maddie Flora (20 digs), Childers (18 digs), McNeil (16 digs), Allie Garland (five blocks) and Froeschl (four blocks).
Player statistics for Friendswood were not immediately available.
Clear Creek improves to 11-0 in district while Friendswood falls to 6-5.