Reagan High School (recap)

posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:47 AM by Bellaire Volleyball   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 2:30 PM ]
All three Bellaire Volleyball teams achieved a dominating victory over Reagan where they needed only the minimum number of sets to sweep the Bulldogs in the opening round of district volleyball competition.


Friday night, the Freshmen started district play on the right note; with a quick win over the Reagan Bulldogs.  Every player made an appearance on the court, with Rein Dolarmente dominating the first game with great serves and hard swings from the outside. Jaylynn Nunn made her middle blocking debut, and she had many good swings, as well as a beautiful solo block.  Nadia Rasheed went on another serving run, and we played our game in a 25-4 win. Coach Tomlinson said; “We set a goal before this match of establishing our middles early.”  Setters Mikaela Medina and Megan Hafer found Chelluh McGill and Aryel Odomes early, getting them some good swings before setting from pin to pin.  Coach Tomlinson also referenced a lighter moment in the competition; “We had a laugh when a ball got stuck on top of the pipes, but Erin Eby finished the latter part of the second set in a 25-8 route of Reagan.  Way to go Freshmen girls!


Extending the tone set by the Freshmen, the JV Bellaire squad crushed the Reagan Bulldogs in two sets (25-9, 25-2).  The JV Cardinals had the Bulldogs on their heels all night in serve receive.  There was no answer for the dominating serving from Libby Lorenz.  Across both sets, Lorenz served 23 points and Kate Salsky added 8 as the JV team began district with an overwhelming victory.  Afterwards, Coach Martin modestly commented; “The team played great.”


While the freshmen and JV teams were hosting Reagan on Maple Street, the varsity team was handling Reagan in a very similar manner at Butler Stadium.   Like the underclassmen, the varsity team needed only the minimum number of sets to complete the sweep.  While Reagan competed with vigor, playing every point hard, they could not sustain the challenge.  The varsity cardinals competed the swept the Bulldogs 3-0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-12).  Coach Clarke commented "it was a complete team victory as all our players found their way to the court and made a contribution."