The Prosper Lady Eagles improved to 5-0 in district volleyball action with road wins over Plano West and Allen.
Prosper took the Plano West match 3-1 on Sept. 27 and then blanked Allen 3-0 on Oct. 1.
After winning the first set 25-23 against Plano West, the Lady Eagles dropped the second set 25-20, but came back to win the next two 25-23 and 30-28.
Sami Jacobs led the Lady Eagles with 15 kills in the match, while Nikki Steinheiser was right behind her with 14 kills and Shaylee Shore picked up 12 kills. Shore and Taylor Youtsey each had four total blocks in the match, and Riley Price led the team in digs with 12, while Steinheiser had eight.
Seniors Jill Pressly and Noelle Piatas led the Plano West attack with 20 and 17 kills respectively.
The Oct. 1 win at Allen High School saw the Lady Eagles win the three sets played 25-22, 25-19 and 25-22.
Bailey Birmingham led the team with 12 kills in that match, while Jacobs had seven and Shore contributed six. Youtsey had three total blocks in the match and Price was again tops on the team in digs with 12, while Jacobs had eight.
The wins lifted Prosper to 17-7 overall on the season and undefeated in district play.
Prosper and its spotless district record were back in action last Friday for a home district match against Plano and then hosted McKinney on Tuesday, but both of those were played after press time for this issue. The Lady Eagles will next be in action Friday at Plano East for another district match and then at home to face Rockwall-Heath on Oct. 15. While that is a non-district match, the Lady Eagles will then play host, on Oct. 18, to McKinney Boyd, who are the only district opponents so far to go to five sets against Prosper.
The two teams last met on Sept. 24 and the match didn’t start well for Prosper as the Lady Eagles dropped the first two sets 25-22 and 25-14, but they then battled back with two very close sets — 25-23 and 25-23 — to even it before taking the final set 15-12.
Shore and Youtsey led the way to the team’s 63 total kills with 13 each, while Birmingham and Steinheiser each had 11 kills. Steinheiser also contributed a team high 18 digs in the match, followed by Jacobs with 12 and Mackenzie Jefferson with 11.
The Lady Eagles opened district play last month with a win over Keller High and followed it with a pair of 3-0 wins over McKinney High and Plano East. The Lady Eagles took their district opener 25-18, 25-13 and 25-21 on the road at McKinney High on Sept. 13 and then took care of the Lady Panthers 25-19, 25-23 and 25-15 in their first district match at home on Sept. 17.