Lady Texans' senior Sam Lang slams the ball over the outstretched arms of two Galena Park defenders.
Photos by Al Carter, Pasadena ISD Communications
Sam Rayburn High's volleyball team helped launch a new school year of athletics competition on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory over Galena Park at the Texans Gym.
The Lady Texans prevailed in three tight sets: 26-24, 25-21, 25-23.
Sam Rayburn seniors Sam Lang and Kasie Mahaney led the way with five kills each. Taylor Ladner paced Galena Park with nine kills.
Dobie, Pasadena, Memorial and South Houston also opened their seasons.
Memorial lost to Aldine McArthur while South Houston fell to Texas City, both on the road and both by 3-0 scores.
Dobie dropped a pair of matches at home -- to North Shore, 3-0, and to Elkins, 3-1.
Junior Jessica Salinas gets low for a dig.
Senior Sandra De La Cruz waits for a Galena Park serve.
(Left) Lang shovels the ball back over the net; (middle) Mahaney goes airborne for a spike; (right) Sam Rayburn Coach Deborah Powell discusses the situation during a timeout.
(Left) Salinas checks the Lady Texans' alignment before the next serve; (middle) De La Cruz goes up for a slam as the referee ducks out of the way; and (right) celebrates a point with a teammate.
Lang whoops it up with teammate Rachel Rodriguez.
Mahaney and Lang wait at the net for the next Galena Park serve.