By Nick Talbot
Killeen Daily Herald
The Salado Lady Eagles continued their solid play Saturday in the Silver bracket of the Wimberley tournament.
The Lady Eagles (6-2) fell in their opening match to Comfort 25-21, 25-17, but rallied to win their final two matches over Laredo United and Smithville and finished 13th overall in the 32-team tournament.
"We did some really good things but as a collective group - offensively and defensively speaking - we didn't get it done (against Comfort)," said Salado coach Rachel Lee.
Carling Urben led the Lady Eagles with 10 kills, four aces, six digs and three blocks against Comfort and had eight and five kills, respectively, in the wins over United (25-19, 25-13) and Smithville (25-17, 25-21).
Sarah Toler added five kills against United and led with 10 against Smithville.
Kelsey Palomino led with 25 total assists in the wins.
Killeen takes third in Silver - At Austin, the Lady Roos got a bit of revenge.
After losing to both Fort Worth Western Hills and San Antonio Highlands on Thursday and Friday, Killeen (3-7) rallied to defeat both on the final day of competition at the Austin ISD tournament.
They defeated Western Hills, 19-25, 25-19, 25-13, and Highlands 21-25, 25-21, 25-18. They did lose to Kyle Lehman, though, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17, and took third place in the Silver bracket at the tournament.
"(Those) are teams we lost to in pool play, so the girls did a good job of learning from their mistakes and fixing them," said Killeen coach Shelly Harris.
Ellison splits on final day - At Round Rock, Ellison picked up its first win of the season when it defeated Mission Sharyland 11-25, 25-21, 25-11 on the final day of the Round Rock Westwood Invitational.
Ellison (1-8) lost to Saint Dominic Savio 25-22, 23-25, 25-13. Chelsea Grant led the team with 24 kills and Megan McKinnon added nine. Ocleta Young led with 25 assists and Malaysia Hope had 21.
West def. Harker Heights 25-16, 25-22, 25-21 - At Clifton, the Lady Knights took second place in the Silver bracket of the Clifton Tournament after falling in three straight games to West.
Belton drops three more (late Fri.) - At Duncanville, the Lady Tigers were eliminated quickly from the Duncanville Tournament, getting sent home the first day.
Belton (0-5) lost to Richardson Pearce 25-7, 25-8, Arlington Lamar 25-20, 25-12 and San Angelo 25-22, 25-9. Senior hitter Madison McMillian led Belton with eight kills and Maggie Kramer had 20 assists and four aces. Kinsey Williams led the Lady Tigers with 13 digs.
Alex Byington and Kevin Posival contributed to this report.