Volleyball: Top teams head to tourney
District 17-5A and 13-5A will have a strong presence at the Spring Branch ISD Volleyball Tournament, which features an old-school 32-team bracket with no pool play.
Six of the 10-team 17-5A contingent (Cy Falls, Cy Woods, Cy Creek, Cy Springs, Langham Creek and Jersey Village), and half of the 13-5A lineup (Klein Collins, Dekaney, Klein and Klein Oak) are in the field, along with several of the other top area programs, and with all those good teams, there's an accompanying abundance of top players.
Cy Falls beat Cy Woods in the semifinals of the Cy-Fair ISD Tournament last week, and those two from 17-5A, along with 13-5A's Klein Collins, are among the teams to beat, according to tournament coaches.
ABOUT THE EVENT
• What: 2011 Spring Branch ISD Volleyball Tournament
• When: Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 18-20
• Where: Don Coleman Coliseum, Stratford, Spring Woods, Northbrook High Schools, and Memorial Middle School
• What's at stake: Early bragging rights
• Players to watch: Cy Woods' Chloe Collins, Victoria Arenas, Sarah Nielsen; Katy's Rachel Hollywood, Lydia McKay, Jordan Moore; Clear Creek's Ashley Smith, Natalie Piznar; College Park's Katie Mitchell, Michelle Griffin; Stratford's Frances Dannenbrink, McKenzie Martin; Klein Collins' Molly McCage; Cy Falls' Chanel Clark-Bibbs
• Opening round: Thursday, Aug. 18
• At Spring Woods: 4 p.m. — Clear Creek vs. Langham Creek; Spring Woods vs. El Campo; 5 p.m. - Cy Falls vs. Kempner; Klein Collins vs. Mayde Creek
• At Memorial Middle School: 4 p.m. - Jersey Village vs. Magnolia West; Dekaney vs. Memorial; 5 p.m. - Cinco Ranch vs. Terry; Dulles vs. Pearland
• At Northbrook: 4 p.m. - Cy Woods vs. Morton Ranch; Clear Brook vs. Northbrook; 5 p.m. - Klein vs. Fort Bend Austin; Cy Creek vs. Katy
• At Spring Woods: 4 p.m. - Stratford vs. St. Agnes; Klein Oak vs. Katy Taylor; 5 p.m. - Foster vs. Fort Bend Travis; Cy Springs vs. College Park
• Notes: All teams play another match at 6 or 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, and action continues from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. The early game times on Friday allow teams to schedule another non-district match later that day. Tournament action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, with the consolation finals at 1 p.m. at Stratford High School, and the third place game at noon and the championship match at 1:30 p.m. at Don Coleman Coliseum.
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