Bastrop Summary

Bastrop Summary
By GALEN WELLNICKI
  Georgetown coach Jenny Richardson praised her Lady Eagles for their resilience  in last Friday’s 3-2 loss to first-place Hutto and she saw more of that on a drippy Tuesday night in Bastrop.  They swept the Lady Bears, 3-0, to retain a firm hold on second-place with three district matches to go.
  After a slow start in winning the opening set 25-16, Georgetown stood strong in a marathon second set that ended at 33-31 after a see-saw finish. That effort allowed GHS to take the momentum into a third set in which they prevailed 25-15.
    With that victory, the Lady Eagles clinched a berth in the UIL Class 5A State Playoffs, running their district record to 7-2 with three 18-5A matches remaining — at Manor on Friday, home with Bastrop Cedar Creek on Oct. 19 and at East View on Oct. 23.  The bi-district round of the playoffs against a team from District 17-5A is set for either Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 29-30.
   “I think we’re progressing with every match,” Richardson said. “We swept three sets from a very good team. We’re doing what  good team does as it works toward going to the playoffs.”
   Another plus for the Lady Eagles was the return of standout junior setter Emery Herman from a seven-game absence after injuring  her left ankle in the second set of the first meeting with Hutto. She concentrated on her setting and serving in her return.  She posted a team-high 17 assists, seven digs and one ace.”
   “Amazing,” she answered about how she felt returning to action after her lengthy absence.
   In the opening set, GHS fell behind 8-5 before the Lady Eagles ran a string of seven points to take the lead on a Bastrop hitting error and then increased the lead to 22-12 on on a kill by 5-foot-11 junior MaKenzey Blades and then finished the set with a pair of kills by 5-10 junior Brianna Stovall.
   The second set was deadlocked 15 times — 11 times after the score was deadlocked at 17-17. GHS, which had trailed much of the set, momentarily blasted out of a deadlock to go up 24-20 on a block. However, Bastrop scored five straight points to take a 25-24 lead on a kill by senior Sarah Ghormley. A kill by Blades tied the set at 25-25.  In the ensuing extra time, each team had the one-point advantage, needing just one more point to win the set four times.
   In the third set, Georgetown broke out of a 1-1 tie and led the remainder of the period — most of the time by six to nine points. The match point came when Bastrop was unable to dig the ball out of the net.
   Georgetown outhit Bastop, .110 to .053. and its 27.1 (39 of 144) kill efficiency was superior to the Lady Bears’ 20.5 (27 of 132).  Blades and Stovall led GHS with 12 and 11 kills, respectively.  Ghormley had a game-high 19 for Bastrop.
   Senior Kristin Jones and Stovall had two aces each for GHS, Blades figured in four blocks and junior Taelyn Jones had 27 digs. Freshman Annika Flora had a strong game with 21 digs, 14 assists and took part in three blocks.
    Because of gym availability at Manor, Friday’s schedule will be slightly different. The Freshman will play at 5 p.m., the JV at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
    In playing the last-place Lady Mustangs, GHS will face a team that is 0-8 in 18-5A and has only won two of 26 sets in district play. GHS won the first meeting at home, 3-0, on Sept. 18.
     Both of Georgetown’s sub-varsity teams improved their district-leading marks to 9-0 with victories over their counterparts. The JV claimed a 25-15, 25-21 victory and the Freshman prevailed 25-19, 25-14.
TUESDAY’S DISTRICT 18-5A MATCH
At Bastrop High School
  GEORGETOWN DEF. BASTROP, 3-0 (25-16, 33-31, 25-15). Hitting percentage: GHS, .125; BHS, .053. Kill efficiency: GHS, 27.1 (39 of 144); BHS, 20.5 (27 of 132).
  Georgetown individual leaders: Kills — MaKenzy Blades 12 of 24, Brianna Stovall 11 of 27, Ivey Weber 5 of 31, McKenna Mokry 5 of 19, Carley Hawkins 4 of 22; Annika Flora 2 of 13. Aces (6) — MacKenzie Skelton 2, Kristin Jones 2, Taelyn Jones 1, Emery Herman 1. Assists — Herman 17, Flora 14, T. Jones 2. Total blocks — Blades 4, Flora 3, Mokry 2, Stovall 2, Weber 1, Hawkins 1. Digs — T. Jones 27, Flora 21, Skelton 19, Weber 10, K. Jones 7, Herman 7.
   Bastrop individual leaders: Kills — Sarah Ghormley 19 of 60, Elisa Brown 3 of 14, Tess  Gosselink 3 of 20. Aces (5) — Caela McGee 3, Caitlyn Harman 1, Ghormley 1. Assists — Brown 17. Total blocks — Felicity Kelly 5, DeMoNaye Rector 3. Digs — Abby Valderrama 15, Ghormley 15, Brown 13, McGee 12.
   Records: Georgetown, 7-2 in 18-5A, 27-13; Bastrop, 4-5 in 18-5A, 24-14.
DISTRICT 18-5A STANDINGS
(Through Tuesday’s matches)
  x-Hutto, 9-0; x-Georgetown, 7-2; East View, 6-2; Bastrop, 4-5; Elgin, 3-6; Bastrop Cedar Creek, 1-7; Manor, 0-8.
   x — clinched playoff berth.
   Tuesday’s results — Georgetown 3, Bastrop 0; Hutto 3, Elgin 0; East View 3, Manor 0.  Bye — Bastrop Cedar Creek.
     Friday’s matches — Georgetown at Manor, 7 p.m.; Bastrop Cedar Creek at Hutto, 6:30 p.m.; Bastrop at East View, 6:30 p.m. Bye — Elgin.
    Tuesday (Oct. 16) matches — Hutto at East View, 6:30 p.m.; Bastrop at Elgin, 6:30 p.m.; Bastrop Cedar Creek at Manor, 7 p.m. Bye — Georgetown (Austin St. Stephen’s, 6:30 p.m.).
DISTRICT 18-5A SETS WIN RECORDS
  Hutto, 27-4; Georgetown, 24-8; East View, 18-6; Bastrop, 15-15; Elgin, 9-0;; Bastrop Cedar Creek, 4-21; Manor, 2-24.
DISTRICT 17-5A STANDINGS
(18-5A plays 17-5A in bi-district)
   x-Leander Rouse, 9-0; x-Cedar Park, 7-1; Pflugerville Connally, 5-4; Pflugerville, 5-4; Leander Glenn, 3-6;  Marble Falls, 1-8; Pflugerville Weiss, 0-8.
  x– Clinched playoff berth.
   Tuesday’s results — Leander Rouse 3, Leander Glenn 0; Pflugerville Weiss at Pflugerville, 6:30 p.m.; Pflugerville Connally 3,  Marble Falls 1. Bye — Cedar Park.
   Friday’s matches — Pflugerville Weiss at Leander Rouse, 6:30 p.m.; Cedar Park at Pflugerville, 5:30 p.m.; Marble Falls at Leander Glenn, 6:30 p.m. Bye — Pflugerville Connally.
    Tuesday (Oct. 16) matches –Rouse at Cedar Park, 6:30; Pflugerville Connally at Leander Glenn, 6:30 p.m.; Marble Falls at  Pflugerville Weiss, 6:30 p.m. Bye — Pflugerville.
TEXAS GIRLS COACHES ASSOCIATION
CORRECTED CLASS 5A POLL
(Released Oct. 9)
  1. Canyon Randall. 2. Lucas Lovejoy. 3. Mission Veterans Memorial. 4. El Paso Chapin. 5. Denton. 6. Frisco Liberty.  7. Wichita Falls Rider. 8. Colleyville Heritage. 9. Richmond Foster. 10. Corpus Christii Flour Bluff. 11. Crosby. 12. El Paso El Dorado. 13. Dripping Springs. 14. Hutto. 15. Amarillo. 16. Humble Kingwood Park. 17. Hallsville. 18. Seguin. 19. Frisco Reedy. 20.  Lindale. 21. Lubbock Cooper. 22. Gregory Portland. 23. San Antonio Highlands. 24. Port Lavaca Calhoun. 25. San Antonio Jefferson.
   Honorable Mention — Georgetown, Leander Rouse, Princeton, Birdville, Castroville Medina Valley, Donna, Frisco Wakeland, Sulphur Springs and Lockhart.

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