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Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs executes a block with sophomore setter Mallory Powell adding protection Tuesday night during the Ladycats win over Stephenville at the AHS gym. Jacobs finished with a match-high 15 kills.
Aledo senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs recorded a match-high 15 kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added a season-high 10 kills with senior Christa Daniel registering six kills as the trio led the Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 victory over Stephenville Tuesday night in non-district action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats record to 15-8. Aledo will play next at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at home against Wichita Falls Rider.
The Ladycats never trailed in the opening game, and sealed game one when Jacobs issued a kill from the right side to get the contest to game point and followed with a block for the win.
Game two saw Daniel take control up front with three kills and a pair of blocks, her second block bringing the contest to game point. Aledo sealed the win on a Stephenville return error and took a 2-0 lead in games.
Aledo jumped out to a 7-2 advantage in game three and was poised for a sweep, but Stephenville charged back with a 14-2 run to take a 16-9 lead and hung on to take a 10-point win and force a fourth game.
In game four, Jacobs dominated at the net. She slammed three kills in the first five rallies, followed with a two more kills and added an ace from the service line as Aledo took a 10-4 lead.
Three kills by Sharratt and an ace from Daniel increased the Ladycats lead to 14-6, but the 'Bees rallied and went on an 8-1 run to cut the AHS lead to 15-14.
Jacobs again took over, this time sending down three kills in the next four rallies as Aledo extended its lead to 19-15.
Stephenville managed to cut the Ladycats lead to 23-21, but consecutive returns errors sealed the Honeybees' fate as the Ladycats took the win in front of the largest home gathering in the past three years.
Defensively, senior libero Taylor Brown led with a match-high 33 digs, while Daniel added 25 digs. Sophomore setter Mallory Powell finished with 37 assists.
For more on the match, and for comments from head coach Kathy Goings, please see the Sept. 3 issue of The Community News.