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Class 5A volleyball playoff recap: Amarillo High, Randall keep on winning


Amarillo High celebrates with the Class 5A regional quarterfinal gold ball after downing El Paso High on Friday. [Provided photo]

Amarillo High and Randall each punched its ticket into the Class 5A regional semifinals with convincing victories in the third round of the playoffs.

The Lady Sandies earned a sweep of El Paso High, 25-22, 25-20, 26-24, in the regional quarterfinals at Midland Christian on Friday. Outside hitters Currie Marusak and Ashlyn Vinyard both gave EP High issues up front, totaling 24 kills. Marusak had a game-high 13 followed by Vinyard’s 11. Vinyard also added four blocks.

AHS extends its win streak to 19 straight games, moving to 19-4 overall. The Lady Sandies advance to face Grapevine (16-4) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Wichita Falls High in a regional semifinal.

Randall had no problems in its regional quarterfinal taking down Abilene Cooper in four-sets, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, at Lubbock Coronado on Friday night.

Taylor Irving had another incredible effort hitting the floor for 34 digs in the win. Desiree Sotelo hammered down 12 kills, followed by Kiar Parker’s 10.

Randall (15-3) will play Denton High (19-3) at Denton High at 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Scores

Amarillo High def. El Paso High 25-22, 25-20, 26-24

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 13, Ashlyn Vinyard 11; Blocks: Symone Quiles 7, Vinyard 4; Digs: Maddie Kellogg 10, Jaedyn Woolley 6; Assists: Woolley 18, Jo Moffitt 12; Aces: Kellogg 3, Marusak 1.

Records: Amarillo High 19-4; EP High 11-6.


Randall def. Abilene Cooper 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20

Randall— Kills: Desiree Sotelo 12, Kiar Parker 10; Blocks: Kylee Williams 5, Delanie Patterson 4; Digs: Taylor Irving 34, Maretta Ramirez 17; Assists: Ramirez 19, Merritt Snell 15; Aces: Parker 2, Ramirez 2.

Records: Randall 19-4; Abilene Cooper 14-10.

Region I

Class 5A

Regional semifinals

Grapevine (16-4) vs. Amarillo High (19-4), 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wichita Falls HS

Randall (15-3) at Denton (19-3), 5 p.m. Tuesday




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