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Dodd City Lady Hornets advance to regional quarterfinals
By Allen Rich
Nov 2, 2018
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Gainesville -- After winning district and drawing a bye, the Dodd City Lady Hornets made their entrance into the playoffs in dramatic fashion Thursday evening by sweeping Gold-Burg in an area round match played at North Central Texas College.

Dodd City turned back Gold-Burg 25-18 in the first set and then overpowered its opponent, 25-4 and 25-11, in the next two sets for a sweep.

Sarah Brent and Journie Hilliard both finished with 14 kills, Cassandra Woodlee had a pair of kills and Tori Dotson put down a kill, with Delaney Pilliod passing out 31 assists to the Lady Hornet hitters.

Woodlee had a team-high six aces and Camryn Hubbard contributed five aces.

Hilliard led the defensive effort with seven blocks.

Kylee Graves came up with three digs and Paizley Vaught had a pair of digs.

With the victory, the Lady Hornets earn the right to take another step deeper into the playoffs.

Dodd City will play Bryson on Monday, November 5 in Lindsay at 6:00 p.m. in the regional quarterfinals.

DC stats...
Journie Hilliard: 14 kills, 7 blocks
Sarah Brent: 14 kills, 1 ace, 2 digs
Cassandra Woodlee: 8 aces, 2 kills
Tori Dotson: 1 kill, 2 aces
Camryn Hubbard: 1 dig, 5 aces
Paizley Vaught: 2 digs
Kylee Graves: 3 digs
Delaney Pilliod: 31 assists

photos by Melissa Brent