PHOTO / MISSY AINSLEY
At left, Ellie Jones
delivers a kill in the Owls win at Lytle.
Hondo records first district volleyball win
Hondo earned its first win in the District
29-AAAA schedule Friday, Oct. 10, recording a straight-set win at
Lytle. The Owls took the match from the Lady Pirates, 25-11,
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, beginning the second trip
through the district, the Owls fell to Boerne in the Activities
Center, 25-8, 25-14, 25-13.
Hondo, now 1-5 in league play and 8-22 on the
year, will go to Fredericksburg for a 4:30 p.m. match on Friday,
Oct. 17, and will be back at home to host Devine on Tuesday, Oct.
21, at 7 p.m.
In the home loss to Boerne, the Owls never led
in the first set, which the Lady Hounds put away with a 12-point
run, taking an 11-6 lead and turning it into 23-6.
Hondo had a couple of early leads in the second
set, but again, Boerne put a gap of 10-4 on the board with a
six-point run. The Owls stayed as close as 20-14, but Boerne
finished with the last five points.
Hondoís longest service run, three points,
came from Kalli Gardenhire in the third set, as Hondo pulled
ahead, 5-3. Boerne quickly reclaimed the lead, and the Owls never
got closer than two points the rest of the match.
With their wins on Tuesday, both Fredericksburg
and Boerne have clinched two of the districtís four playoff