The Bandera Middle School volleyball season came to a close with a series of exciting matches against Del Rio. The 8th-grade A Team Lady Bulldogs displayed immense dedication but fell short against Del Rio in two closely contested sets, with scores of 9-25 and 19-25. Despite the outcome, the girls' hard work and commitment throughout the season were commendable, leaving a strong foundation for their future in high school volleyball.
The team showcased its skills and improvements, with standout performances from players like Isabella Pace, Pyper Barnard, and Addison Ashcraft. Aces were recorded by Isabella Pace (2), Pyper Barnard (3), Mckenna Jones (1), and Briley Clark (3). Digs were made by Addison Ashcraft (3), Kinli Mcintosh (1), and Briley Clark (1). Notable kills were delivered by Kolbie Lawlis and Addison Ashcraft. Assists were shared among multiple players, with Addison Ashcraft, Pyper Barnard, and Kinli Mcintosh among those contributing. Pyper Barnard and Mia Ranly also managed blocks during the game.
The 8th-grade B Team put up an impressive fight, with strong serves from Krista Goldstein and Karlee Hamilton. Jasmine Longoria and Kaylee Fried showcased their defensive skills with remarkable digs. Despite their best efforts, Bandera fell short in the match, concluding a remarkable season filled with growth and sportsmanship.
In the 7th-grade A Team, an exciting three-set match took place, with Bandera showing tremendous improvement throughout the season. After losing the first set 22-25, they rallied to win the next two sets 25-19 and 15-13. The girls displayed a remarkable increase in their volleyball IQ, movement on the court, and teamwork, owing it to their coachable spirit. Serving aces were delivered by Brooke Montelongo (8), Brylyn Thornburgh (3), Blu Rollo (3), and Gracen Spruell (3). Hitting attacks were led by Brooke Montelongo (15), and digs were recorded by several players, with Brylyn Thornburgh leading with 12.
The 7th-grade B Team wrapped up their season with a closely contested match against Del Rio. Despite the final score of 25-13 in the first set and 25-23 in the second set favoring Del Rio, the Bandera girls showcased hustle and effective communication throughout the game. Their season saw them win six games out of ten, showing tremendous growth and potential for the future.