Salado Lady Eagles lost to district foes Liberty Hill on the road Oct. 20 to drop to 6-2 in district and 28-7 on the year.
The loss drops Salado to second place.
Just two points separated the winner and loser of each of the four sets that were played. Liberty Hill won the first set 26-24. Salado won the second set 25-23 and the Lady Panthers won the third and fourth sets 25-23.
Salado had just four service aces against Liberty Hill with Cheyenne Vaca scoring two of them. Malory Schattle and Meagan Hill each had an ace.
The Lady Eagles scored 44 kills. Schattle scored 17 kills and Vaca scored 16 kills. Also recording kills were Tori Dekay, five, Payton Dreitz, four, and Brianna Washington and Hill, one kill each.
Schattle led the squad with four blocks defensively. Also recording blocks were Washington and Vaca, three each, and Hill, Dreitz and Dekay, one each.
Scahttle also led the girls with digs, recording 20 of them. Hill followed with 19 while Vaca had 17 and Kerrigan Hearne, 13. Also recording digs were Kierstan Osborn, nine, Lindy Martin, Washington and Dekay, six each and Dreitz, one.
Hill set the ball 42 times while Osborn and Vaca each had an assist.
Salado swept Lampasas on Oct. 16, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-19.
Cheyenne Vaca, Malory Schattle and Kerrigan Hearne each served an ace in the match.
The Lady Eagles had 31 kills at the net, led by Vaca, who had 13. Also recording kills were Schattle, five, Tori Dekay, four kills and Meagan Hill, Payton Dreitz and Brianna Washington, three each.
Dreitz blockexd two shots while Schattle, Vaca and Hill blocked one each.
Keirstan Osborn led the squad with 11 digs, followed by Kerriga Hearne, nine digs, Hill, eight digs, Lindy Martin, six, Schattle and Vaca, five each, Dreitz, four, Brianna Washington, two and Amy Coleman and Dekay, one each.
Hill had 27 assists, Hearne had two and Osborn and Schattle had one each for the girls.