The Tolar volleyball squad came off Tuesday’s home loss to Fort Worth Country Day and began competing in Thursday’s Glen Rose Lady Tiger Tournament.
Serving woes contributed to trouble the Lady Rattlers in their thrilling 25-22, 19-25, 12-25, 25-18, 16-14 loss to Country Day, Tolar coach Scotty Miller said.
“Serving is a major concern of ours,” Miller said. “We really didn’t serve well enough to be in the match, but our girls battled and won most of the long rallies.
“Meg Gilliam, Shelby Nunley and Tristyn Klein are improving rapidly in the middle. That will help us in the future.”
Klein led play at the net with seven kills, while Gilliam added six. Gilliam also had 3.5 blocks.
As a team, the Lady Rattlers served 13 aces, led by Reagan Mabery with six.
Defensively, the Lady Rattlers had 59 digs against Country Day. Each of the 10 players on the team had a dig.
The Lady Rattlers’ struggles continued into the opening day of the Glen Rose Tournament Thursday.
In the first match of the tournament Thursday, Godley defeated the Lady Rattlers, 25-15, 25-12. That was followed by a 25-16, 24-26, 25-17 loss to Arlington Sam Houston, a 5A school, and a 25-23, 25-12 loss to Class 3A power Glen Rose.
The Lady Rattlers (1-5) will continue play today in the Glen Rose Tournament, moving on to bracket play.
FW Country Day defeated Tolar 25-22, 19-25, 12-25, 25-18, 16-14
Kills – Tristyn Klein 7, Meg Gilliam 6, Madeline Dawson 5, Madison Pirchard-Warren 5.
Blocks – Gilliam 3.5.
Aces – Reagan Mabery 6, Dawson 2, Prichard-Warren 2, Klein 2.
Assists – Mabery 15.
Digs – Mabery 18, Prichard-Warren 10.
Glen Rose Tournament
Godley defeated Tolar 25-15, 25-12
Arlington Sam Houston defeated Tolar 25-16, 24-26, 25-17
Glen Rose defeated Tolar 25-23, 25-12
Tolar junior varsity defeated Stephenville B 26-28, 25-22, 25-23
Country Day JV defeated Tolar 25-13, 25-17
Cornerstone drops opener
Chisholm Trail defeated Cornerstone in volleyball action Tuesday, 25-9, 25-8.
The loss dropped the Lady Crusaders to 0-2, both on the road as they opened the season Monday at Johnson County Home School.
Also Tuesday, the Chisholm Trail junior varsity topped the Cornerstone junior varsity 25-9, 25-7.
Cornerstone’s junior high also fell in its opener Monday at Johnson County Home School.
Cornerstone is off until hosting Chisholm Trail on Sept. 3.