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Wichita Falls Rider downs Ladycats in 5 games to win District 4-5A championship

Aledo senior hitter Hannah Jones (11) sends down a kill during the Ladycats’ loss to Wichita Falls Rider Tuesday night at Rider High School. Photo by Tony Eierdam

Wichita Falls Rider claimed the District 4-5A volleyball title after defeating the Aledo Ladycats, 17-25, 25-14, 25-17, 20-25, 15-10 Tuesday night at Rider High School.

The win drops the Ladycats to 5-2, while Rider moves to 6-0.

After a 1-1 tie in game five, Rider built leads of 4-1, 8-4 and 10-5 before a Rider service error and a kill by Aledo hitter Anna Rogers cut the lead to 10-7.

However, Rider went on a quick 4-1 run to take a 14-8 lead.

A Rider net violation followed by a block from Aledo middle hitter Daleigh Ellison cut the Lady Raiders’ lead to 14-10.

But Rider slammed down a kill on the next rally to win the match and clinch the District 4-5A championship.

For the complete story se the Oct. 19 issue of The Community News.

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