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Pirettes easily defeat Bishop, take another step toward title
BEEVILLE -- After enjoying a bye in the first round of playoffs, the Poth Pirette volleyball team resumed competition last Thursday, as they beat up on Bishop in the area championship.
Bishop put up little resistance for Poth, as the Pirettes rolled over the Lady Badgers 25-9, 25-7, and 25-17.
Poth spread the wealth throughout the match, but it was Jordan Kotara who led the assault at the net with 12 kills. Kelsee Felux earned 9 kills in the match, Micah Weaver hammered down 6, and Avery Acker was good for another 4. Tara Broyles, Corin Nelson, and Devon Dylla each added 2 kills, and Taylor Lipscomb had another. Acker had 12 assists for Poth, and Jessica Dziuk added 9. Alyssa Kruse tallied 5 assists and Broyles had another 2.
The Lady Badgers had a tough time in the area of service return, as the Pirettes hurt Bishop with 14 total aces. Kotara led the way with 6, followed by Acker with 3, and Nelson with another 2. Dziuk, Felux, and Weaver each added aces as well. The Pirettes had little need for any real defense, but Weaver earned 2 blocks, Broyles had 1.5, and Kotara, Felux, and Amanda Wauters each had 1 block. Lipscomb earned a half block.
The win improved the Pirettes’ overall record to 39-9, and led them one step closer to another state title. With the area championship win, Poth advances to the regional quarterfinals, where the team was scheduled to face Kingsville Academy.
The regional matchup was scheduled for Nov. 7, and results were unavailable as of press time. Should the Pirettes defeat Kingsville Academy, Poth would advance to the Region IV tournament to be played Nov. 11-12 in San Antonio.
For complete playoff information and results, visit www.wilsoncountynews.com.
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