At San Angelo, Copperas Cove’s experience along the front line continues to pay dividends early in the season. The Lady Bulldawgs breezed through one game and fended off an upset bid to sweep a doubleheader against San Angelo Central and San Angelo Lake View.
Qiana Canete combined for 32 kills and 13 blocks, Mikayla Blount added 28 assists and 11 digs in wins over Lake View (25-13, 25-12, 25-8) and Central (13-25, 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 19-17) in a five-game thriller.
Against Lake View, the Lady Bulldawgs (3-0) exerted control thanks to sound defense, with 12 digs from Lily Drever and eight from Destiny Henderson. Blount also added seven to go along with four blocks, four kills and 10 assists. But Cove was tested by Central, which took the first and third sets rather handily, 25-13, 25-17.
Canete and Blount responded though. Canete finished with 18 kills and nine blocks and Blount had 18 assists, six kills and three aces as the Lady Bulldawgs pulled out Games 4 and 5 in extended play.