Sophomore classmates Ally Dickens and Brylie Nedd powered the Sealy Tigers, racking up 45 kills over two matches to help improve Sealy’s district record to 4-2.
That’s not to say they were the only ones slamming down kills, as upperclassmen in Zoee Jeffrey (junior) and Diari Dabney (senior) compiled 35 kills over the two matches away from their home den.
The week started at the El Campo Ricebirds’ place where the hosts took the first set, and would only end up with that one set on their side of the scoreboard. The stat lines were hard to crack with big contributions coming from up and down the roster.
Sealy @ El Campo 23-25, 25-11, 25-23, 25-18
Dickens led the charge with 18 kills and added a block but Jeffrey and Nedd were both not far behind registering 13 kills apiece. Nedd also chipped in a pair of blocks, a trio of assists and 12 digs although that was not close to the team-leader in digs in senior Faith Haugen (29).
Nedd was also the only other Tiger to register enough assists to be on the same line as freshman Breanna Brandes who took almost every other one and ended assisting on 52 scoring plays. She also led the team in aces (3) and was second behind Haugen in the dig-department with 17 total.
The latter match of the week supplied much less tension as the Royal Falcons managed a high of 14 points in a set which actually came in the final one.
Sealy @ Royal 25-8, 25-13, 25-14
Jeffrey took the lead offensively in this one, grabbing 10 kills and contributed a pair of blocks as well. The sophomore duo of Dickens and Nedd both put up seven kills with Nedd tying Haugen for the team-high in service aces with three.
Dabney piled up five kills and led the team with three blocks and Brandes led the team in assists again, but this time only racking up a measly 30.
Head Coach Kim Boyd and Sealy will remain on the road for the rest of this week’s matches before coming back to the friendly confines of Sealy High School on Oct. 9 against Needville.