High School Sports

Aledo volleyball stays perfect in 8-5A with sweep of Granbury

Madison Goings notched 12 kills, and Aledo never trailed by more than four points as the visiting Bearcats swept Granbury 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-22) Tuesday night.

The win pushed the Bearcats’ overall record to 29-5 and kept their District 8-5A mark perfect at 9-0. Granbury’s only two 8-5A losses this year have been to Aledo.

Aledo jumped to a 6-1 lead to start the match. Granbury (22-9, 6-2) pulled within three points in the first set, but the Bearcats answered with kills from Goings and Madison Lopez.

Lopez ended the first set with a kill and finished the match with seven kills, two blocks and an ace.

Aledo’s most dominant stretch came early in the second set. The Bearcats sped to a 16-2 lead, eventually finishing off the Pirates on a block from Emily Clayton and a return error on Granbury.

The third set was the only competitive stretch for the Pirates. They tied Aledo at 3-3, then traded points before extending a lead to 21-17. But six of the next nine serves resulted in errors for Granbury.

Aledo coach Kathy Goings said that from the outset the plan was to attack Granbury as much as possible. Goings said her team covered ground well early in Tuesday’s match, frustrating the Pirates.

“Granbury’s very good, and you can’t give them any room,” Kathy Goings said. “We gave them a little room in the third game, and it got scary.”

Aubrey Ezell, a South Carolina beach volleyball commit, was a bright spot for Granbury. The senior had seven kills, an ace and a block.

The Bearcats beat the Pirates 3-2 on Sept. 12 at home to open district play.

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