Tigers finish in top 10 at Fraulein Tourney

A week after navigating through the John Turner Classic in Pearland, the Dripping Springs Tiger volleyball team notched a top-ten finish at the 41st Fraulein VolleyFest in New Braunfels.

The Tigers accomplished that feat despite going 3-4 over the course of the three-day tournament.

Dripping Springs opened the tournament by going 2-1 in pool play Aug. 17. The Tigers upended Dallas Westwood and San Antonio Warren before getting swept in two sets by Friendswood.

The Tigers’ struggles continued Aug. 18 when they dropped a heartbreaking three-set duel to the Hays Rebels. The match marked the fourth time Hays and Dripping Springs have squared off this season.

Dripping Springs followed by defeating Ridge Point in three sets before dropping their next two goes to New Braunfels Canyon and Class 5A No. 1 Rouse to end the tournament.

Tiger senior Graceyn Tippens lead the team with 156 kills and 26 aces in 49 sets played so far this season. Senior Ava Pritchard so far has 69 kills, while junior Alexis Haydt has 62 kills.

Pritchard leads the team with 42 blocks, while sophomore Avery Kalsu has delivered 278 assists.


After hosting Westlake earlier this week, the Tigers will take a week off before hosting New Braunfels Canyon at home on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.

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