Lady Lions slip to fourth place while JV squad wins title

Dublin celebrates its title in the 15-team junior varsity division of the Dublin Athletic Booster Club Invitational Saturday. || Courtesy Coach Ryan Lewis

Flash Staff Report

(August 28, 2017) — Dublin dropped its final two contests to fall into fourth place in its home Dublin Athletic Booster Club Invitational Saturday.

The Lady Lions had not previously lost at home, this season, including a tough win over 4A Mineral Wells Saturday morning and three pool victories Thursday.

Dublin def. Mineral Wells 12-25, 25-23, 27-25
-The 14-point turnaround in margin from the first to second set is the biggest upswing the Lady Lions have enjoyed this season
-Dublin willed its way to victory despite being outscored 73-64 overall
-The come back was led by the Lady Lion’s strong service game that featured eight aces, including three each by Kylie Curtoys ands Joley Chisholm
-Chisholm, Kyleigh Bamber, and Angelica Lnian each had three kills to lead the offense, but Dublin finished with negative hitting percentage overall.
-Jordyn Ricks made play all over the court defensively with three blocks and 12 digs, while Hailey Ortega led the Lady Lions with 16 digs and Bamber added 10.

‘Clyde def. Dublin 25-23, 25-21
-Dublin aced only one serve as a team
-Bailey Noel led up front with 3 kills and a block
-Jordyn Ricks made nine assists
-Hailey Ortega 14 digs, Kyleigh Bamber 12
-Joley Chisholm had Lady Lions’ only block

Benbrook def. Dublin 25-20, 25-21
-Bailey Noel killed three balls
-Jordyn Ricks collected five assists
-Hailey Ortega made 10 digs but with 5 digging errors
-Ortega aced four serves
-Dublin had a negative hitting percentage with only nine total kills and 11 attack errors
-Dublin had as many digging errors (17) as digs

JV Lady Lions win tourney
Dublin captured the championship in the 15-team junior varsity division, beating De Leon Milsap, Abilene Christian and Tolar

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