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Mikayla Molina bumps a ball up for an attempted kill.

The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team got out to a good start against the Sinton Lady Pirates but could not keep up after taking set one and lost the next three sets, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-12, Friday, Oct. 11 at home.

RFHS’ overall record moves to 22-13 and 7-2 in district play.

With the loss to Sinton, RFHS’ chances at making a run for first place in District 31-4A took a tumble as Sinton improved to 9-0 in district. RFHS remains in second place, one game in front of third place teams Orange Grove and Robstown with 6-3 records.

In set one, Sinton took a 5-1 lead to start the set but RFHS climbed its way back to put the game at 12-12. Kaylee Howell and Allie Manson led RFHS offensively at the net with critical kills while Emily Resendez and Mikayla Molina protected the backcourt.

RFHS took a four point lead late in the set but Sinton fought back to make it 23-23. RFHS persevered after a kill by Howell and a Sinton error gave RFHS the 25-23 victory.

“We were pumped up and ready to go and that’s how we won that set,” said RFHS Head Volleyball Coach Jessica Clark. “I felt like we could have done even better than what we did because I know what we’re capable of, but the next couple sets we just had way too many errors.”

In set two, both teams went back and forth going to 8-8. Sinton then took a four-point lead and prompted an RFHS timeout. However, Sinton continued to sustain its lead at 17-11 and prompted another RFHS timeout. RFHS struggled throughout the remainder of the set with errors and violations and were unable to recover, dropping set two 25-18.

“I think we tried to play safe instead of just staying aggressive,” said Clark. “If you’re safe, Sinton’s going to make a play and they’re coming right back you.”

In set three, both teams started off strong again but RFHS began to lose ground after Sinton took a 13-10 lead. RFHS began to struggle, committing errors and giving up points on violations that increased Sinton’s lead. RFHS was unable to climb out of the hole and dropped set three 25-17.

“We struggled mentally for too long and made those silly mistakes that we don’t usually do and we need to fix that,”

The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team got out to a good start against the Sinton Lady Pirates but could not keep up after taking set one and lost the next three sets, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-12, Friday, Oct. 11 at home.

RFHS’ overall record moves to 22-13 and 7-2 in district play.

With the loss to Sinton, RFHS’ chances at making a run for first place in District 31-4A took a tumble as Sinton improved to 9-0 in district. RFHS remains in second place, one game in front of third place teams Orange Grove and Robstown with 6-3 records.

In set one, Sinton took a 5-1 lead to start the set but RFHS climbed its way back to put the game at 12-12. Kaylee Howell and Allie Manson led RFHS offensively at the net with critical kills while Emily Resendez and Mikayla Molina protected the backcourt.

RFHS took a four point lead late in the set but Sinton fought back to make it 23-23. RFHS persevered after a kill by Howell and a Sinton error gave RFHS the 25-23 victory.

“We were pumped up and ready to go and that’s how we won that set,” said RFHS Head Volleyball Coach Jessica Clark. “I felt like we could have done even better than what we did because I know what we’re capable of, but the next couple sets we just had way too many errors.”

In set two, both teams went back and forth going to 8-8. Sinton then took a four-point lead and prompted an RFHS timeout. However, Sinton continued to sustain its lead at 17-11 and prompted another RFHS timeout. RFHS struggled throughout the remainder of the set with errors and violations and were unable to recover, dropping set two 25-18.

“I think we tried to play safe instead of just staying aggressive,” said Clark. “If you’re safe, Sinton’s going to make a play and they’re coming right back you.”

In set three, both teams started off strong again but RFHS began to lose ground after Sinton took a 13-10 lead. RFHS began to struggle, committing errors and giving up points on violations that increased Sinton’s lead. RFHS was unable to climb out of the hole and dropped set three 25-17.

“We struggled mentally for too long and made those silly mistakes that we don’t usually do and we need to fix that,” said Clark.

In set four, defensive miscues by RFHS gave Sinton an 11-3 lead to start the set. Sinton continued to capitalize on the self-inflicted RFHS errors and took a larger lead late in the set. Sinton eventually won it 25-12.

“We had more errors, but our attitudes were great, even though we were down my second timeout in the last set, we were able to push back and start playing with some momentum,” said Clark. “We didn’t shut down completely and die, we played and tried to fight.”

Manson led RFHS in kills with 10. Howell and Jackie Simmonds followed with nine kills.

Molly Frost led RFHS in assists with 21. Molina followed with 11 assists.

Howell and Manson led RFHS in aces with two each.

Howell led RFHS in blocks with six. Simmonds followed with five blocks.

Resendez led RFHS in digs with 11. Frost and Manson followed with six digs each.

RFHS played at Kingsville Tuesday, Oct. 15. Their next game is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at West Oso.said Clark.

In set four, defensive miscues by RFHS gave Sinton an 11-3 lead to start the set. Sinton continued to capitalize on the self-inflicted RFHS errors and took a larger lead late in the set. Sinton eventually won it 25-12.

“We had more errors, but our attitudes were great, even though we were down my second timeout in the last set, we were able to push back and start playing with some momentum,” said Clark. “We didn’t shut down completely and die, we played and tried to fight.”

Manson led RFHS in kills with 10. Howell and Jackie Simmonds followed with nine kills.

Molly Frost led RFHS in assists with 21. Molina followed with 11 assists.

Howell and Manson led RFHS in aces with two each.

Howell led RFHS in blocks with six. Simmonds followed with five blocks.

Resendez led RFHS in digs with 11. Frost and Manson followed with six digs each.

RFHS played at Kingsville Tuesday, Oct. 15. Their next game is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at West Oso.

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