Bridge City and Orangefield volleyball teams play hard
Last updated 8/20/2023 at 10:13pm
The district schedule for the Bridge City Lady Cardinals volleyball team starts in less than two weeks. The Lady Cardinals open district action at Silsbee on Tuesday, September 5.
Bridge City has been busy before the district begins. The Lady Cardinals played a great Baytown Sterling team on Friday, August 18, dropping a four-set match.
The first set went extra time as Sterling pulled out the 29-27 win over the Lady Cardinals. Bridge City won the second set 25-20 before losing the last two sets 25-16 and 25-18 at Baytown.
Demi Carter kept up her outstanding play with 15 kills, 4 blocks, and 10 digs. Makenna Knight had a strong game with 13 kills, 5 aces, and 5 digs. Cambree LaComb assisted on 27 points. LaComb tied with Lexi Nugier with 14 digs followed by Kaylee Britten with 10 digs.
Coach Savanah DeLuna recognized the excellent effort from her Lady Cardinals. "Super proud of how hard these girls fought from start to finish. The girls played lights out. It was our first real test of the season and the Lady Cardinals stepped up against a competitive 5A program. We are getting better each game, and it's fun to watch," DeLuna responded.
Earlier on Tuesday, August 15, Bridge City swept three sets from Beaumont United. Demi Carter was the leader for the Lady Cardinals with 12 kills and 4 blocks. She added 6 digs.
Makenna Knight had a strong night serving with 4 aces to go with her 9 kills. Cabree LaComb contributed 20 assists. Natalie Chavez was the top server with 7 aces and Kaylee Britten matched Carter with 6 digs.
The Bridge City Lady Cardinals played at their intercounty rival the Orangefield Lady Bobcats on Tuesday, August 22. The Lady Cardinals travel to Dayton for a tournament on Thursday through Saturday, August 24-26.
The Orangefield Lady Bobcats played in the Tournament on the Bay held in Bay City on Thursday and Saturday, August 17-19. The Lady Bobcats finished the tournament 3-3 against some great competition.
Orangefield won two of three matches on Thursday. The Lady Bobcats lost in two sets 25-13 and 25-9 to Calhoun in their opening game of the tournament. Lela Francis had 2 kills and 3 digs for the Lady Bobcats. Ava Dyer had 2 kills and Kaylea Gravett had 3 digs. Brianna Moore and Addisyn Moore both had 4 assists.
The Lady Bobcats bounced back winning their other two games on Thursday. Orangefield topped Buffalo 25-6 and 25-11 before beating Columbia 25-11 and 25-20 to finish second in their group and advance to the silver bracket of the tournament played on Saturday.
Brianna Moore was a serving wizard in the game with Buffalo serving 12 aces. Ava Dyer had 2 kills while Greenlea Oldham blocked two shots. Addisyn Moore led in assists with 7 and Eliese Gravett topped the Lady Bobcats with 4 digs against Buffalo.
In the game with Columbia Greenlea Oldham blasted 10 kills. Brianna Moore assisted on 12 points which was one more than her sister Addisyn. Hannah Block had the most digs with 5 as Lela Francis and Addisyn Moore both served 2 aces.
Orangefield won its first game in the silver bracket on Saturday. The Lady Bobcats beat Wharton 25-21, 21-25, 15-9 in a tight match.
Greenlea Oldham lead the Lady Bobcats again with 8 kills. Brianna Moore had the most aces serving 3 just ahead of Hannah Block who had two. Hannah had the most digs with 13 and Addisyn Moore lead Orangefield with 16 assists.
Bowling won a tight opening set in the next game 27-25 over Orangefield before completing the two set sweep 25-9 to take the match. Charlee Sanches with her 4 kills led the Lady Bobcats in that category. Hannah Block served 2 aces and made 7 digs as did Kaylea Gravett, Brianna Moore assisted on 12 points, and Haylee Spears made the only block for Orangefield.
The tournament closed for the Lady Bobcats with another exciting match. Orangefield fell to Marble Falls 20-25, 25-11, 9-15 in three sets.
Eliese Gravett had maybe her best game of the tournament leading the Lady Bobcats with 3 aces and 7 digs. Greenlea Oldham had the most kills with 6 and Brianna Moore's 9 assists was one more than her sister Addisyn.
The Orangefield Lady Bobcats will be hosting their volleyball tournament on Thursday and Saturday, August 24 and 26, at the Orangefield Gymnasium. On Friday, August 25, the Lady Bobcats play at West Orange-Stark.