The Boling Lady Bulldogs started district play with a win over the Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs (2-3, 0-1) at home, Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Boling (5-5, 1-0) didn’t have its cleanest outing of the season, but it was enough to walk away with a four set win over visiting Hitchcock, 25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 25-21.

“We played up and down throughout the game,” Boling coach Ashleigh Burnside said. “It wasn’t as consistent as I would like it to be, but we did make some good plays at times.”

Some of the good plays came on the defensive side of the ball. Boling senior libero Zacoryia Montalvo had a team-high 58 digs as she kept BHS possessions alive, giving the offense plenty of opportunities to earn points.

“Zacoryia was a key part in our win,” Burnside said. “She helped keep us in the game by being quick on her feet and filling holes on the court.”

Youth led the way offensively as sophomore Madison Malone supplied 14 points on kills and freshman Savannah Savage added four more scores off her serves with aces. Junior Allie Floyd had a team-high 22 assists.

The Bulldogs will be back in action next week, Tuesday, Sept. 15 when they go on the road to play the tough Brazos Cougarettes (7-3, 0-1). The Cougarettes started district play with a three-set loss to East Bernard. 

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