By Evan Ren and Justin Boyd
Killeen Daily Herald
Lampasas middle blocker Meaghan Schlueter may not be getting any attention from the college ranks yet, but she may get an endorsement from the Ellison volleyball team.
Schleuter, a 6-foot-3 junior, dominated the Lady Eagles on Friday, posting 13 kills and six blocks to lead Lampasas to a 25-17, 25-19, 25-20 sweep in the Ellison High School gym.
With the win, the Lady Badgers improved to 10-13 overall and 2-4 in District 16-4A. Ellison fell to 9-13 and 2-4.
"We've been working on (Schlueter) going around blocks a lot this week," Lampasas volleyball coach Christy White said. "Ellison had some big blockers and Meaghan did a great job of putting the ball in a lot of different places."
Getting five kills in Game 1, four in Game 2 and another four in Game 3, Schlueter's presence was a constant thorn Ellison's side.
In Game 3 she was particularly troublesome, recording three blocks to help the Lady Badgers put the match away.
"Coach White tries to get me as many sets as she can just to get the offense rolling," Schleuter said. "I've had my best matches against Ellison. I've had a couple others, but this was pretty good (tonight)."
Schleuter had plenty of help from other sources, namely Sarah Adams who finished with nine kills and Amanda Mosley who had eight.
Ellison, which hurt its own cause with 31 unforced errors, was lead by Keisha Walker with eight kills, Darcel Smith with six and Isis Gardner with five.
"(Schleuter) is a great player and she had a great game," Ellison coach Kara Clay said. "But in reality, she's just one player and what really hurt us more than anything was our missed serves, our miscommunication and our mistakes which we shouldn't be making halfway through the season."
Ellison will next see action when it travels to Waco University on Tuesday; Lampasas will host Brownwood on the same evening.
"We've talked a lot about keeping our playoff chances alive," White said. "So we knew we had to come out and win tonight."
n Killeen def. Waco University 13-25, 25-18, 25-23, 20-25, 16-14 At Waco, After dropping the first game of their match with Waco University , the Killeen Lady Kangaroos recovered to top the Lady Trojans in five games.
Amber Girdy led the Lady Kangaroos (13-11, 3-3 in District 16-4A) with nine digs while Rulesha Hart added eight digs. Ashley Shepherd contributed five assists and Jayna Murray chipped in five kills in the win.
The Lady Roos return to action as they host Hewitt Midway at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
n Bryan def. Harker Heights 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 At Harker Heights, the Bryan Lady Vikings remained perfect in District 13-5A play as they swept the Harker Heights Lady Knights.
With the victory, Bryan improved to 9-0 in district and 28-1 overall while the Lady Knights fell to 9-15 (4-5 in district.)
In the losing effort, Brittany Canales led the Lady Knights with nine kills and two service aces. Kristry Blurton contributed 20 digs, Caitlin Ferrell had seven assists and two aces and Michelle McDaniel added 10 assists.
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