Volleyball roundup: Lady Buffs open season strong; Hereford, Bushland stay hot


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West Texas A&M outside hitter Camy Jones goes up for a kill during a match against Southwestern Oklahoma State as part of the Britkare Lady Buff Classic on Saturday in Canyon. [Trevor Fleeman/ Press Pass Sports]

The West Texas A&M volleyball team opened the season with an undefeated weekend earning four wins during the Britkare Lady Buff Classic at the WTAMU Field house on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, WT (4-0 overall) beat Adams State (25-15, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22), and Fort Lewis (25-14, 25-17, 25-11). The Lady Buffs folllowed those victories with two more Saturday, downing Southwestern Oklahoma State (23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-22) before battling back to knock off Arkansas-Fort Smith (22-25, 25-7, 25-19, 25-23).

Torrey Miller was named the tournament MVP after leading the Lady Buffs offense with 61 kills on the weekend to average 4.07 per set.

Camy Jones and Kayla Elliot join Miller as All-Tournament selections, combining for 86 kills. Jones recorded a weekend-high eight services aces while Abi Nash and Blair Moreland each totaled six.

H.S. Weekend roundup

FILE— Hereford’s Nikilah calls out directions during a match against Randall earlier this season. [Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]

Two of the Texas Panhandle’s state-ranked volleyball teams continues their winning ways on Friday and Saturday.

The No. 2-ranked Hereford Lady Whitefaces won a pair of matches at a Levelland triangular Saturday. The Lady Whitefaces (27-2) overall swept Levelland 25-14, 25-7, 25-11. Hereford followed that win with another sweep of Monahans 25-14, 25-6, 25-12.

Senior middle blocker Taytum Stow combined for 24 kills and six blocks. Teammate Bonnie Vallejo made a total of 17 digs in both wins.

The No. 8-ranked Bushland Lady Falcons from Class 3A cruised past 6A Frenship at home Friday night thanks to a, 25-17, 25-23, 25-21, sweep.

Kaela Neie knocked down 14 kills, and Millie Maupin dished out 17 assists with 10 digs for a double-double.

Bushland improves to 17-3 overall.

Friday-Saturday’s non-district matches

Amarillo High def. Wichita Falls Rider 25-9, 25-17, 25-17

AHS— Kills: Currie Marusak 15, Brielle Worley 15; Digs: Marusak 12, Jo Moffitt 8; Assists: Moffitt 34; Aces:Moffitt 4.

Lubbock-Cooper def. Amarillo High 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 26-24

AHS— Kills: Brielle Worley 22, Currie Marusak 14; Blocks: Ella Krusa 4, Marusak 3; Digs: Murasak 18, Worley 8, Krusa 8, Gracie Williams 8; Assists: Jo Moffitt 38, Joey Pennington 3; Aces: Worley 2, Marusak 1.

Record: AHS 17-10.

Midland Legacy def. Randall 26-24, 32-30, 24-26, 25-22

Randall— Kills: Paris Patterson 15, Jordyn Gove 15; Blocks: Patterson 4, Julia Woolsey 3; Digs: Taylor Irving 30, Gove 27, Patterson 18; Assists: Retta Ramirez 27, Kylee Williams 16; Aces: Irving 2.

Record: Randall 15-12.

Hereford def. Levelland 25-14, 25-7, 25-11

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 13, Bonnie Vallejo 10; Blocks: Nickilah Whatley 4, Stow 3; Digs: Miranda Acosta 10, Bonnie Vallejo 8; Assists: Micah Palacios 15, London Baker 14 Aces: Vallejo 3.

Hereford def. Monahans 25-14, 25-6, 25-12

Hereford— Kills: Taytum Stow 11, Camryn Blair 9; Blocks: Blair 3, Stow 3; Digs: Miranda Acosta 16, Bonnie Vallejo 9; Assists: Micah Palacios 12, London Baker 12; Aces: Emma Cooper 2

Record: Hereford 27-2.

Bushland def. Frenship 25-17, 25-23, 25-21

Bushland— Kills: Kaela Neie 14, Abby Howell 11; Blocks: Emma Troxell 5; Digs: Jada Permenter 17, Millie Maupin 10; Assists: Logan Culpepper 21, Maupin 17; Aces: Permenter 4.

Record: Bushland 17-3.

Caprock def. Wichita Falls High 18-25, 25-20, 21-25, 25-21, 16-14

Caprock— Kills: Zaybrie Huerta 10, JJ Echols 7; Blocks: Echols 3; Digs: Lilliana Rangel 16; Assists: Lexi Ward 18, Rangel 15; Aces: Ward 8, Olivia Ortiz 6.

Record: Caprock 11-16.

Pampa def. Dalhart 25-23, 25-17, 25-20

Pampa— Kills: Haley Fossett 7, Hallie Hawthorne 6; Blocks: Mazi Smith 2, Claire Simpson 1, Ariel Lacher 1; Digs: Fossett 10, Maecie Hawthorne 8; Assists: Hawthorne 20; Aces: Fossett 4, Ariel Lacher 4.

Record: Pampa 16-9.

Sanford-Fritch def. River Road 25-20, 25 -23, 25-17

SF— Kills: Bella Price 17, Avery Connor 5; Blocks: Price 5; Digs: Price 4; Assists: Kinley Roberts 11.

Record: Fritch 9-8.

San Jacinto def. Vega 25-13, 25-7, 25-9

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