2017-10-06 / Sports

Taylor inches closer to playoff contention with win over LHS


Abby Martin (1) defends against a Taylor Lady Duck during the Lady Badgers’ varsity road match on Tuesday. 
JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Abby Martin (1) defends against a Taylor Lady Duck during the Lady Badgers’ varsity road match on Tuesday. JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Taylor moved ahead of Lampasas by one match in the district standings, beating the Lady Badgers in three sets on Tuesday.

The Lady Ducks (2-5) won 25-9, 25-18, 25-20 to drop Lampasas to 1-6 in district play.

Lampasas stayed within a couple of points for most of the second set. The Lady Ducks won a very long rally late in the set to take a 20-17 lead, and that gave them the momentum to finish off the set.

In set three, Brook Edgar delivered back-to-back aces, and the teams were tied several times.

Taylor pulled ahead 18-17, though, and did not lose the lead after that point.

The Lady Badgers will host Salado today at 6 p.m.

Salado is coming off a three-set win over the Llano Lady Jackets.

Stats from Tuesday’s match
Aces: Brook Edgar 2
Kills: Emma Cornish 5
Assists: Tori Martinez 7
Digs: Edgar 14
Blocks: Diane Hurst 3

LHS district stat leaders
Aces: Edgar 7
Kills: Cornish 31
Hurst 31
Assist: Sena Kucukkarca 40
Digs: Edgar 97
Blocks: Hurst 13 ½

District standings
Liberty Hill 7-0
Salado 5-2
Burnet 4-2
Leander Glenn 4-3
Taylor 2-5
Llano 1-6
Lampasas 1-6

Tuesday’s results
Liberty Hill defeated Glenn.
Salado defeated Llano.
Taylor defeated Lampasas.
Burnet had a bye.

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