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Weatherford junior setter Logan Loran (11) tips a ball over the net. Loran and the Lady Roos are undefeated in District 3-6A.

The Weatherford Lady Roos (24-11, 5-0) continued their march through District 3-6A Tuesday evening on the road, picking up a 3-0 sweep of the Abilene lady Eagles.

Weatherford won by no less than a nine-point margin in any set versus Abilene, taking the first, 25-16, the second, 25-13 and the third, 25-12.

Lady Roos’ Head Coach Nicholas Gay praised his players’ efforts for helping Weatherford get off to such a strong start in district play.

“We’ve had some pretty tough matches so far,” Gay said.

“You don’t really know how you’re gonna match up against teams in district until you start to play them. We scouted them and had a good idea of what they were gonna do, but it’s always a little different playing the teams on the court in that given match. So far we’ve done a pretty good job of that.”

Senior outside hitter Tatum Wright enjoyed a prolific showing, leading Weatherford in kills (14) and blocks (two), while adding an ace, five digs and 10 service receptions.

Gay said Wright brings an infectious level of energy to the court, something that amplifies her impact beyond stats.

“She’s one of our senior leaders,” Gay said.

“She has a big role on our team as far as serve receive and then on offense, just her presence out on the court makes our team better because she’s competitive and leads by example.” 

Sophomore defensive specialist Keegan O’Connor paced the Lady Roos in digs with 15, as well as putting up a team-high 14 service receptions.

Junior setter Logan Loran and sophomore setter Ava Saltzgiver tied for a team-high 19 assists.

Gay said the Lady Roos benefitted immensely from meaningful contributions throughout the roster Tuesday.

“I was really proud because we got to play our entire roster, which we haven’t been able to do the last couple games, so a lot of different kids stepped up,” Gay said.

Weatherford now turns its attention to Haltom, which the former hosts at the Ninth Grade Center Activity Center at 6 p.m. tonight for the former’s annual Pink Out Game.

Gay said the cause is close to the hearts of those with the Lady Roos’ volleyball program, adding that the team jumped at the opportunity to help out.

“We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and so we’re doing as much as we can to help raise funds for the women of Parker County,” Gay said.

Gay added that the Lady Roos are also excited to play in front of their home crowd for the occasion.

“We would love to have anyone and everyone come out before the football game,” Gay said.

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