Billies fall short to Bulldogs in 28-4A opener

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FHS ends non-district with win, drops five-set match to Bandera

  • Billies fall short to Bulldogs in 28-4A opener
    Billies fall short to Bulldogs in 28-4A opener
  • Billies fall short to Bulldogs in 28-4A opener
    Billies fall short to Bulldogs in 28-4A opener
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Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball has begun District 28-4A play.

The Billies hosted Bandera Friday, Sept. 27 and lost in five close sets, 25-19, 25-14, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13.

Earlier in the week, FHS beat Salado in three sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22.

Texas Girls Coaches Association No. 7 ranked Wimberley traveled to FHS late Tuesday, Oct 1. Results can be found in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post Daily Update.

Looking ahead, the Billies will travel to Boerne on Friday, Oct. 4 and return home Tuesday, Oct. 8 to host Canyon Lake.

FHS plays at 5 p.m. Friday in Boerne and at 6 p.m. at home Tuesday.

Bandera

FHS lost their first District 28-4A game on Friday against Bandera in five close sets.

The Billies were without senior Jaci Spies, who exited the game against Salado with a concussion.

“We had a slow start as we had a new line-up due to injury,” Roemer said. “Bandera is really aggressive and served and attacked really well while we were making adjustments and getting used to new players in new spots on the court.”

In sets three and four, the Billies the team took control, forcing a set five.

“We settled down and became the aggressors and starting playing better,” Roemer said. “We got to set five and got ahead 13-9 but could not finish. It was a roller coaster.”

Roemer said his team is still young and learning the ropes of not only varsity matches but competing in a tough district.

“Six out of our nine players in our rotation are playing their first district match,” he said. “It would be easy to let the loss happen but we showed some pride and fought back to give ourselves a chance to win. I am proud that we showed heart getting back into the match.”

Bandera 3, FHS 2

Sept. 27

25-19, 25-14, 18-25, 20-25, 15-13

Kills: Avery Stephens 11, Megan Jinright 7, Zoe Aldrich 7, Clara Pluenneke 2.

Ace: Megan Wahrmund 5, Karlie Nebgen 3, Jinright 1, Sydney Schandua 1, Aldrich 1.

Digs: Lauren Kennedy 14, Jinright 14, Nebgen 12, Schandua 8, Wahrmund 7, Pluenneke 4, Stephens 3, Aldrich 2.

Assists: Schandua 28, Nebgen 3.

Salado

The Billies ended their nondistrict season with a threeset match against Salado Tuesday, Sept. 24.

“It was a good win on the road right before district,” Roemer said. “We handled the serve receive well and played well in every phase of the game.”

The Billies lost Spies to injury, bringing Sydney Schandua into the game.

“She did a great job off the bench and ran our offense well at the setter position,” he said. “Megan Wahrmund led us on offense and found ways to get the kills and be efficient.”

FHS 3, Salado 0

Sept. 24

25-23, 25-21, 25-22

Kills: Megan Wahrmund 8, Zoe Aldrich 7, Avery Stephens 7, Clara Pluenneke 4, Megan Jinright 4, Jaci Spies 2.

Ace: Pluenneke 4, Spies 4, Wahrmund 4, Jinright 1, Aldrich 1.

Digs: Jinright 10, Wahrmund 10, Nebgen 9, Lauren Kennedy 7, Stephens 6, Aldrich 6, Spies 5, Pluenneke 5, Sydeny Slaughter 2, Annie Myers 1.

Assists: Spies 14, Slaguhter 11, Jinright 1, Nebgen 1, Aldrich 1.

Blocks: Megan Wahrmund 1.