Tigers crush Cougarettes in three

Twelve kills from senior Mackenzie Murray paved the way for the Dripping Springs Tiger volleyball team to sweep the New Braunfels Canyon Cougarettes 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 Aug. 30 at Tiger Gym.

With the victory, Dripping Springs, now ranked No. 5 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Class 5A state poll, has won four of its last five matches dating back to Aug. 24.

Backing up Murray was senior Avery Kalsu, who finished with six kills, along with five kills from Karley Sledge  and Madi Lund, who also had four blocks.

The Tiger offense served up eight aces in the match, with Kalsu contributing 22 total assists. Tiger senior Sarah Nading finished with 17 assists.

On the defensive end, the Tigers had only three serve-receive errors, with Kalsu scoring 15 of the Tigers’ 56 total digs in the match.

So far on the season, Murray leads the team with 264 kills, while Kalsu and Nading both have more than 400 assists each. Junior Nicole Herbert leads the team with 346 digs, while Lund has 41 total blocks.

Dripping Springs returns home Sept. 10 against Bastrop before opening district play against Travis High at home on Sept. 13.

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