Tigers sweep Lions in three

Mackenzie Murray drives the ball past Lockhart’s Brooklyn Miller (7) for a kill. Murray had 8 kills in the 3-0 win over the visiting Lions last Friday night. (Photo by Wayland Clark, wfotos.com)

A nine kill effort from junior Avery Kalsu was a primary factor in the Dripping Springs Tigers volleyball team’s 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 straight set win over the Lockhart Lions Friday.

The Tigers (20-15, 5-0) notched the team’s sixth straight win in a row and fifth straight victory in district play. So far this season, Dripping Springs has not dropped a set during the course of district play. The last set Dripping Springs dropped was during a non-district loss to New Braunfels Canyon on Aug. 31

Aiding Kalsu was junior Mackenzie Murray with eight kills, while senior Madi Certain finished with six kills. Eight total Tiger players recorded a kill in the win over Lockhart. Tiger junior Sarah Nading finished with 18 assists , while junior Avery Kalsu had 14 assists.

On the defensive end, Dripping Springs senior Madi Burkholz had 11 digs, with Murray notching six digs. Senior Bailey Hill had three blocks on the night.

On the opposite side, Dripping Springs’ defense limited Lockhart to only 22 kills in the match. Lockhart seniors Sydney Shaw and Brooklyn Miller both finished with six kills.

So far through 35 matches, Murray leads with 211 total kills. Kalsu has 177 kills along with 547 assists; Nading so far has 420 assists over the course of 93 sets played this year.

Five Tiger players have recorded more than 200 digs so far this season, led by Berkholz’ 407.

Senior Alexis Haydt leads the team with 28 total blocks.

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