All-Saints dominated its opening round District 2-4A match against Dallas Shelton, winning 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-10) on Tuesday night at Bruce G. Brookshire Family Student Athletic Center.

All Saints will now face the winner of Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill and Waco Reicher in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday at Corsicana High School.

The Trojans opened by scoring the first three points.

Then both teams had to overcome a slight delay when the ball rolled under the bleachers.

A Dallas Shelton player crawled under to get it where only her feet were showing but she was able to get the ball and play resumed.

The Lady Trojans picked up where they left off to lead 10-6 before another pause halted play.

This time it was confusion on a rotation penalty against Dallas Shelton. The Lady Chargers worked out the rotation with the referees before All-Saints scored two more points leading to the first timeout of the match.

All of the stoppages failed to have any effect on All Saints, which came out of the timeout to win seven of the next 10 points and close out Game 1, 25-10.

Dallas Shelton looked to regain some footing by opening up the Game 2 with a three-point run to make it 4-1. Points were exchanged back and forth before the Trojans regained the lead. With Frances Hackney serving, All-Saints scored five straight points to be on top 8-5. Points were exchanged back and forth before the lead was extended due to several Dallas Shelton players being caught in the net. Up 20-14, the set was concluded with All-Saints going on a five-point run to end the second set.

As the third set began, All-Saints was looking to advance and Dallas Shelton force at least a fourth game. Single points went back and forth until All-Saints inched ahead before breaking the game open to take a 17-8 lead. The Trojans then maintained its dominance only allowing Dallas Shelton to score two more points the rest of the way. All-Saints won the third set 25-10 and took the match.

Lanna Johnson led the Trojans with 10 kills while Maddie Smith had 26 assists. Other team leaders include Frances Hackney who had seven aces and Foster Hackney who had 12 digs.


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