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Multiple Teams · Travis 8th grade takes 3rd at Rockdale tourney

ROCKDALE – The Travis Science Academy Lady Mustang 7th and 8th grade A volleyball teams participated in the Rockdale Volleyball Invitational on Saturday. The 8th Grade went 2-1 in the tournament and took 3rd Place while the 7th grade went 1-2 on he day.

For the 8th Grade, Travis opened play with a 25-14, 25-18 victory over Giddings. The Lady Mustangs lost a tough semifinal match with Rogers in three sets by score of 21-25, 25-21, 15-10. However, the Lady Mustangs bounced back and defeated Lexington in another 3 set match, 17-25, 25-17, 15-13.

Amaya Benekin and Abigail Kinney led the Lady Mustangs in kills while Benekin also led the team in assist. Top servers for Travis were Benekin and Lyric Biggiers. Nyteria Colbert led the team in digs and return of service while D’Ondrea Holley led the team in blocks. Top defensive specialist for the Lady Mustangs were Ariana Jones, Cadence Marill and Ajiah Taylor.

The 7th Grade team lost their opening round match with Giddings by a score of 25-6, 25-20. However, they bounced back to defeat Taylor 25-13, 24-26, 15-10 to reach the Consolation Finals. In the finals, the Lady Mustangs fell to Thrall 25-12, 25-22.

The Lady Mustangs return to play on Thursday as they travel to Copperas Cove to take on Cove Junior High. B games begin at 4:30 followed by the A games at 5:30.