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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Lady Bobcats continue strong play in volleyball


Last updated 10/7/2023 at 9:37pm

Kaylea Gravett of the Lady Bobcats made 15 digs in the exciting five-set volleyball win over Warren by Orangefield

The second half of District 22-3A volleyball matches began last week for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats. Orangefield improved its district record to 7-2

winning both its matches.

Friday almost proved to be a disaster for the Lady Bobcats at the Orangefield Gymnasium. Warren which started district losing its first eight matches won the first set 25-21 against the Lady Bobcats. Orangefield bounced back to take the second set 25-15 before dropping the third set 25-23 to Warren.

With their backs to the wall the Lady Bobcats won 25-17 in the fourth set. The deciding fifth set was a true nail biter when Orangefield edged Warren 15-13 to take the match.

Contributions to the thrilling victory were spread throughout the Lady Bobcats. Greenlea Oldham led in kills with 14 and had 1 block. Lela Francis made 11 kills and Kaitlyn Jenkins had 10 kills.

Orangefield got 5 aces from Mikayla Locke along with 14 digs. Hannah Block served 4 aces while leading with 23 digs. Kaylea Gravett had 15 digs and her sister Eliese Gravett made 14 digs. Charlee Sanches contributed a block while Brianna Moore was the leader with 46 assists.

Things were considerably easier on Tuesday, October 3, in Orangefield when Kirbyville came to town. The Lady Bobcats won 25-21, 25-15, and 25-14 to take the match in straight sets.

Kills were shared by a trio of Lady Bobcats as Lela Francis had 7, Kaitlyn Jenkins made 6, as did Greenlea Oldham. Brianna Moore was the leader is assists with 23 and Mikayla Locke had 4 assists.

Aces were served with 4 by Locke, Moore with 3, and Francis had two. Oldham made 3 blocks and Jenkins had one. Locke led in digs with 9 followed by Hannah Block who had 7 and Moore with six.

On Tuesday, October 10, Orangefield played at East Chambers. The Lady Bobcats return home for Friday's match against Hardin which swept Orangefield when the two teams played earlier in Hardin in September.


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