Prosper Eagles sit at the top of District 5-6A volleyball

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press

Rock Hill volleyball in a dog fight for playoff spot in District

Prosper - The Prosper Eagle (10-1/12-2) volleyball team finds themselves sitting at the top of District 5-6A with one match left to play to finish up district. They take the court against another of the top teams in the district as they host McKinney Boyd (8-2/12-3) on Friday night. Boyd is in a battle with Denton Guyer (7-2/8-4) for the second spot in the district standings. 

On Tuesday, November 3 the Eagles swept McKinney in a 3-0 dusting. Set scores were 25-11, 25-9 and 25-11. During the 2020 season district play Prosper has won 32 sets while only losing six to dominate their opponents.

Top performers for the Eagles were Sami Jacobs who had nine kills and 10 digs, Taylor Youtsey got eight kills and three blocks and Brie Martin served five aces at important times in the match. 

Defensively Nikki Steinheiser had 10 digs. Both Prosper setters, Jazzlyn Ford and Callie Kieffer ended up the match with 18 assists.

Prosper (11-1/13-2) solidified a district title on Friday night, November 6 by beating McKinney Boyd 3-1. Set scores were 22-25, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-16. 

Top performers for the Eagles were Bailey Birmingham with 16 kills, Kendall Hewitt with 11 kills, Sami Jacobs had11 kills and eight digs, Ella Chaney with seven kills and seven blocks and Taylor Youtsey with nine kills and three blocks. 

Also Brie Martin pitched in 15 digs and two aces, Nikki Steinheiser got 18 digs, Callie Kieffer contributed 32 assists and two aces and Jazzlyn Ford had 23 assists and eight digs.

Rock Hill Blue Hawks (5-6/9-7) varsity volleyball came out strong,  but lost (3-1) in four sets to Wylie East (25-22, 22-25, 13-25 and 17-25). The loss last Tuesday leaves Rock Hill in a three way battle with Wylie East and Princeton for the third and fourth position in the District 10-5A standings and possible playoff spots.

Senior Jenna Curran and junior Hailey Smith lead the team at the net with eight kills each, as well as three and two blocks, respectively. Senior setter Taylor Bass added 21 assists while junior Alexa Breslin and senior Montana Crumbaugh defended the backcourt with 20 and 19 digs.

On Friday evening, November 6, Rock Hill (6-6/10-7) varsity volleyball took a commanding lead over Denison, winning in 3 sets (25-3, 25-14, 25-14) for their last home game of the 2020 season. Prosper Rock Hill is one step closer to its goal of making the playoffs in their inaugural varsity season. 

Senior Montana Crumbaugh was lethal at the net with seven kills while junior Alexa Breslin added six kills. Junior Hailey Smith protected the frontcourt with two blocks while Crumbaugh picked up 15 digs in the backcourt. Senior setter Taylor Bass added 16 assists and four aces to add another notch in the Blue Hawk win column.