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Paced by a combined 23 kills from middle hitters Breana Sharratt and Jordan Jacobs, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats cruised past Brewer, 25-12, 25-8, 25-9, Tuesday night in District 5-4A volleyball action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 10-0 and 28-8 overall. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at home against Boswell.
Sharratt led all hitters with 14 kills, with Jacobs adding nine to go along with a match-high four blocks. Outside hitter Christa Daniel added seven stoppers.
Defensively, libero Taylor Brown led the Ladycats with 13 digs, while Daniel added 10. Setter Mallory Powell finished with a match-high 29 assists.
Aledo led the entire match for all but three rallies. Sharratt closed out the opener with a kill, and the Ladycats clinched the second game with a stopper from outside hitter Lindsey Baird.
In game three, Jacobs went on a five-point run from the service line to give Aledo a 13-5 lead. Powell followed two rallies later with a six-point run from the line as AHS increased its lead to 20-6.
With a 21-9 lead, the Ladycats scored the next four points - courtesy of a kill by outside hitter Rachel Lincoln, an ace by Brown, a block by Jacobs and a Brewer return error - to clinch the match.
For the complete story, and for comments by head coach Kathy Goings, please see the Oct. 15 issue of The Community News.
In sub varsity action, the Ladycats JV raised its district record to 10-0 after a 25-7, 25-5 victory, and the Aledo freshman "A" team defeated Brewer, 25-11, 25-13, to elevate its league mark to 9-1.