The Legacy volleyball team did a splendid job Tuesday night of limiting San Angelo Central’s runs.
Whenever the Lady Bobcats appeared to be gaining some momentum, the Lady Rebels fired back, and did so in impressive fashion.
Legacy put together a consistent performance with its 25-16, 25-15, 25-17 victory over Central to kick off the second half of District 2-6A at Rebel Gymnasium.
Kendall Harrington led LHS with nine kills and 21 assists to go with 26 assists, Sydney Leavitt had a team-high 27 digs, Loredana Fouonji shined at the net with 10 blocks, Haley Robinson had 13 digs and Christallynn Tate provided eight kills.
The Lady Rebels (25-10, 7-0) remained unbeaten in league play and will host second-place Wolfforth Frenship (20-14, 6-1) at 5 p.m. Friday in a showdown for first place in District 2-6A.
“We’re expecting an intense game,” Legacy head coach Rachel Anglin said. “They’re a very good team. They’ve been a good team and a good program for years now. Our girls have been preparing for this and they know that every game and every practice is preparing them for the next, so they’re ready.”
LHS won the first meeting 3-2 earlier this season at Frenship. The Lady Rebels have a chance to take a two-match lead over the Lady Tigers this Friday.
“We’re expecting a fight,” Tate said. “Frenship gave us a tough game and we battled through. Everybody played great, they played great. They gave us a competition and that’s what we have been working towards. This is a game that we’ve been preparing for and we’re ready to give them everything that we’ve got.”
The Lady Bobcats (13-17, 3-4) had their chances to turn Tuesday’s match into a competitive game. Central cut Legacy’s lead to 7-5 in the first set before the Lady Rebels answered with an 11-2 run to extend their lead to 18-8.
The Lady Bobcats cut it back to a six-point deficit at 21-15, but the Lady Rebels finished the set with three consecutive points, with two of the points coming off kills from Tate and Harrington before Yani Flores ended it with an ace.
“We’re really big on trying to respond quick and not give teams two or three points,” Anglin said. “Just respond after that first one, and they did a good job of doing that tonight.”
Central’s Morgan Strain cut Legacy’s lead to 11-7 with a kill in the second set.
But once again, LHS fired back with an 8-2 run to extend its advantage to 19-9.
During that run, Flores dug a hard attack and passed it perfectly to Harrington, who finished off the point with a kill.
“We really focus on that,” Tate said. “We always try to come back. We don’t want to get too deep in a hole. We work a lot on that in practices, scenario things. What can we do to be better, what to expect with different things. It takes a lot, but we practice it a lot.”
The Lady Bobcats kept it close in the third set, trailing 18-15 after a block.
However, the Lady Rebels went on a 7-2 run to complete the sweep.
Tate had two kills and a block down the stretch of the third set.
“I’m very proud of our team,” Anglin said. “This is a great group of girls and I told them before we broke out tonight, let’s keep this good thing going as long as we can and I hope that we do.”
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LEGACY DEF. SAN ANGELO CENTRAL 25-16, 25-15, 25-17
Kills – Kendall Harrington 9, Christallynn Tate 8, Loredana Fouonji 6, Callie McCright 5, Jordyn Tarter 5, Yani Flores 2, Hyla Riley 2
Digs – Sydney Leavitt 27, Harrington 26, Haley Robinson 13, Marisa Calzada 9, Flores 7, Fouonji 5, Radwanski 4, Tarter 2, Riley 2, Alejandra Garcia 2, Tate 1, McCright 1
Assists – Harrington 21, Flores 18
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