“But this was the big one.”
Brock meets Schulenburg in the state final on Saturday. The Class 2A state finals will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Culver Center.
The first set of the Aledo-Friendswood tilt may have left the Aledo faithful wondering if the Ladycats could stem the overpowering knockdowns from Lady Mustangs’ hitter Jillian Bergeson, who dominated the opening stanza, and ended the night with 30 kills.
But the Aledo defense rose to the task and outlasted Friendswood in the 5-game thriller, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 15-11.
Leading the defense was Raygan McLelland and Mykah Wilson, who had 38 digs among the two. Briana Sharratt and Mallory Powell had three blocks each, toward the team total of 10, one of which won the final point of the game.
On Saturday, Aledo meets the winner of the Cedar Park-Lucas Lovejoy match, who were still playing at press time. The Class 4A state volleyball championship is set for a 4:30 p.m. start.