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Following an open date last Tuesday, the Midlothian Heritage volleyball team made its long-awaited 2020 home debut on Friday evening. However, the No. 3-ranked Class 4A team in the state, the Decatur Lady Eagles, spoiled the occasion by taking three sets from the Jaguars, 25-18, 25-11, 25-21, and snapping the squad’s three-match winning streak.


Senior Elizabeth Schmidt finished with eight kills, and freshman Grace Sweeney tied for team-high honors with eight kills. Schmidt, junior Kensey Clifton and sophomore Emilee Casey each served three aces, while Clifton also chipped in with 14 assists and Casey led the Jags with 10 digs.


The Jags (3-3) were scheduled to travel to Kennedale for another non-district match on Tuesday.


The Jags have a busy weekend lined up, and the road ahead is chock-full of state-ranked teams.


They will travel to 4A No. 4-ranked Farmersville on Friday for a 6 p.m. start, and then on Saturday morning will head to Argyle for a dual match against Celina at 9 a.m. and host Argyle at noon. Both Argyle and Celina received votes in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association state poll.


Palmer def. Venus 3-2


Palmer def. Westwood 3-0


PALMER — The Lady Bulldogs extended their win streak to five matches with wins over Venus on Friday and Palestine Westwood on Saturday.


They began the weekend by holding off a late Venus charge for a 25-8, 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 15-12 win on Friday afternoon.


Mackenzie Marusak had seven kills, followed by Alexa Pelerose and Chloe Cisneros with six kills each. Cambry Cortez served six aces and Pelerose five, while Morgan Zabojnik and Emma Jones wound up with 19 and 12 digs respectively. Jones led the way with 15 assists.


On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs (5-1) finished with a sweep of Westwood, 25-18, 25-19, 25-21. Pelerose, Cisneros and Taylor Rhoades each led the team with five kills and Cortez served a whopping 11 aces. Zabojnik had nine digs and Jones had nine assists.


The Lady Bulldogs were set to host Cayuga on Tuesday evening. They will also host Avalon on Friday afternoon.


Maypearl def. Chico 3-0


Boyd def. Maypearl 3-2


BOYD — The Lady Panthers’ season-opening roll finally came to an end, but the team salvaged a split of a dual match against Boyd and Chico on Friday.


Maypearl opened the day with a 13-25, 25-12, 25-20, 17-25, 15-6 loss to host Boyd, but bounced back with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-19 sweep of Chico.


The Lady Panthers (6-1) were scheduled to host Life Waxahachie on Tuesday night. They’ll travel to Tolar on Friday for a 4:30 p.m. match.


Ferris def. Abbott 3-0


FERRIS — The Lady Jackets won all three sets as they rolled to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-23 victory against Abbott on Friday afternoon.


The Lady Jackets were scheduled to travel to Italy on Tuesday evening. They will travel to Athens for a non-district match on Friday at 4:30 p.m.


Note: Varsity volleyball coaches in Ellis County who wish to report their results and statistics are encouraged to send those via email to wspinks@waxahachietx.com.