With the first round of the 2017 volleyball playoffs in the books, plenty of area teams took care of business and advanced to the area round.
San Benito: The Lady Hounds represented District 32-6A well. In the bi-district round, 32-6A went 3-1 versus District 31-6A. PSJA Memorial was the only team out of 31-6A to pick up a win over Brownsville Hanna. Los Fresnos, Brownsville Rivera and San Benito all advanced.
The Lady Hounds will meet District 30-6A champion McAllen Rowe at noon on Saturday at San Benito’s Veterans Memorial Campus.
“Rowe has always been a very good team,” said Lady Hounds coach Ruby Medina. “But, hey, we’re a good team, too. It’s going to come down to who wants it more.”
LA FERIA: For the first time since 2013, the Lionettes brought home a bi-district title as they defeated Orange Grove 25-23, 26-24, 17-25, 25-15 on Tuesday.
La Feria will now face Somerset in a Class 4A area-round match at 6:30 p.m. Friday at San DiegoHigh School.
Myah Salas led the team Tuesday with 13 kills, along with 14 digs. Teammate Sierra Salinas collected eight kills and 17 digs, Dakota Mosely notched 15 digs, and Destiny Martinez checked in 12 digs and three kills.
Lyford, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa play on: The Lyford Lady Bulldogs made quick work of Santa Gertudis Academy on Tuesday in a 25-16, 29-27, 25-20 sweep. The Lady Dogs will now play Goliad in a Class 3A area-round match at 5:40 p.m. Friday at SintonHigh School.
Santa Maria, meanwhile, will square off against San Antonio Stacy at 3 p.m. Saturday at AliceHigh School.
Finally, Santa Rosa plays Taft on Thursday at Kingsville High.