McKenna Marrs

Lake Dallas senior libero McKenna Marrs waits for a serve during a recent home match against Mansfield Legacy.

Lake Dallas' volleyball team played a highly-competitive match against Birdville on Tuesday, with the Royals finishing on top 3-1 (25-18, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23).

Junior outside hitter Caelyn Gunn sparked the Lady Falcons' hitting attack with a team-high 12 kills to go along with six digs and one block. Senior outside hitters Candace Collier and Lanie Schantz combined for 13 kills, 26 digs and four blocks.

Freshman Georgia Stinson turned in an all-around effort with 16 assists, four blocks, three digs, three kills and two aces. Senior Karen Melvin nearly notched a volleyball double-double, finishing with 15 assists, nine digs and two aces.

Lake Dallas fell to 3-6 overall, 0-4 in District 6-5A.

The Lady Falcons lost both matches the previous week in straight sets, falling to Grapevine 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-16) on Oct. 9, and to Justin Northwest 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-9) on Oct. 6.

In the second set against Grapevine, Lake Dallas held leads of 5-3 and 9-7. But, the Lady Mustangs, a regional semifinalist a year ago, rallied to win the set by two points.

Collier finished with three kills, 10 digs and one block. Gunn led the Lady Falcons' efforts on the front row with eight kills, one block and six digs.

Stinson turned in a solid all-around performance with three kills, 16 assists, two blocks and six digs.

Senior middle blocker Macie Banks chipped in three blocks and three kills.

Melvin dished out 11 assists in addition to seven digs.

Against Northwest, Gunn tallied a team-high six kills. Collier added four kills and one block. Stinson contributed 10 assists, two blocks and five kills. Melvin had nine assists. 

The Lady Falcons sought their first district win of the season Friday night at Denton Ryan and hosted Colleyville Heritage at 2 p.m. Saturday. 

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