Middle school volleyball take Paris tournament titles

From staff reports

Oct. 15, 2008 - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats won Monday night in home action against Marshall to run their overall record to 10-1 and district mark to 5-0.

The B team won 25-21 and 25-22. Daizia Jackson led the Lady Cats with eight service points while Sammie Nguyen had seven, Meagan McCullough five and Monique Rivera, four points.

The Lady Cats won the A team games 25-10, 25-10 led by the serving of Mackenzie Cooper with 18 points. Hailey Dixon added seven; Toni Cody, six and Michelle Rivera, four. Yasmyn Hart and Lauren Humphrey played well on defense.

Paris tournament

The Sulphur Springs A&B teams each won first place in the recent Paris volleyball tournament.

The Lady Cat A team beat Paris 20-7, 20-13 in the first round of the tournament. Cody had 10 service points, Kaylee Anderson added eight and Lauren Humphrey, four points. The team then defeated North Lamar in the second round 20-16. Anderson had six service points while Dixon and Cooper added five each; Humphrey and Morgan Vaughn had three points each. Hart had nine assists and Cody contributed 11 spikes. In the championship game, Sulphur Springs downed North Lamar, 20-18, 20-18. Cooper had six points off serves while Cody added five, Vaughn, three. Hart had 11 passes and Dixon added eight sets, Cooper had five spikes and Anderson contributed three spikes.

The Sulphur Springs B team also started the event with a win over the home team. The Lady Cats beat Paris, 20-9, 20-10. Nguyen had nine service points while Jackson contributed four and McCullough, three. Victoria Chapman and Monique Rivera played well on defense. The team defeated North Lamar, 20-13, 20-14. Andy Clark had seven points off serves while McCullough added five, Jackson and Chapman had three each. In the championship game, they beat North Lamar again, this time the scores were 20-18, 12-20, 20-15. Monique Rivera and McCullough had nine points each with Clark adding five. Rivera and Jackson were credited by coaches for playing well on back row defense while McCullough and Nguyen set the ball well.

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