Boswell rallies to win over Trophy Club Byron Nelson

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Boswell head coach Kevin Anderson said his team has certainly improved since the beginning of the season.

Although the Pioneers needed rallies in all three sets they won, they came back to win the match against Trophy Club Byron Nelson 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-20 at home Tuesday.

Sophomores Kailyn Gilbreath had 17 kills and Mayson Kennon had seven to lead Boswell.

“Our ups were better than our downs tonight,” Anderson said. “The consistency isn’t there all the time as everyone can tell, but we get on a run and then we give it up and then we rally again and then we look bad.”

With a roster full of freshmen and sophomores, it will take time for young players to understand the dynamics of varsity volleyball.

Boswell (20-7) committed 34 errors on the night yet still earned the win.

“Some of that is inexperience when we rotate other girls to the front, but we are quite a bit better at this point of the season,” Anderson said. “There’s time that we struggle but at the same time, it’s a good feeling to have young players because I feel like we’ll be good for a while.”

Nelson (10-14) fell behind 12-4 to open the first set, but rallied to tie the game at 18.

With two kills, Gilbreath gave Boswell the win for the Pioneers.

Nelson continued competitive play throughout the second set. The Bobcats rolled a 25-22 win, taking advantage of 13 Boswell errors.

Senior Haley Tippett led the Bobcats with 15 kills.

“We’re not as consistent as we should be at this point,” Tippett said. “But we’re still working hard in practice and it’s getting better. There were so many times we were in it tonight and had more energy.”

Boswell and Nelson begin district play next Friday.

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