PEARLAND — The Clear Creek Wildcats finished 17th out of 86 teams at the Texas Volleyball Invitation after going 7-1 over three days, including a perfect 3-0 on Saturday.

Southlake Carroll was the tournament winner, going a perfect 8-0.

Clear Creek swept Houston John Cooper, 25-20, 25-18, in the team’s first game and followed that with a 25-13, 25-17 win over Highland Park and finished the day with a 25-18, 29-27 win over Amarillo.

Wildcats head coach Scott Simonds said the Amarillo win was especially sweet because Clear Creek had gone 0-5 against the Sandies during the past six years, including a loss at state in 2008.

Against Amarillo, Melissa McNeil led Clear Creek in kills with 13, followed by Melody Horton with 12. Olivia Rigby led in digs with 15, and Mariah Pardo had a team-high 29 assists.

Horton paced the ’Cats in kills against Highland Park with 13. Rigby again led the team in digs with 12. Pardo had 22 assists and three aces.

In Saturday’s opening match against John Cooper, McNeil was the Wildcats’ kills leader with nine. Rigby had a team-best eight digs. Pardo again led the team in assists with 25.

The Wildcats will return to Pearland for their next match, which will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dawson.

Volleyball roundup

Clear Falls 2, New Braunfels Canyon 0


After an up-and-down three days, the Clear Falls Knights ended their stint at the Texas Volleyball Invitational with a 25-20, 25-20 win over New Braunfels Canyon on Saturday at the Pearland Recreation Center.

Alyssa Enneking led Clear Falls with 14 kills. Madelyn St. Germain led in digs with 14. Clear Falls went 4-2 overall in the tournament.

The Knights make their home debut in their next match, which will be 6 p.m. Tuesday against Cypress Woods.

Friendswood 2, Fort Bend Austin 0


The Lady Mustangs left the Texas Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at the Pearland Recreation Center with a win, ending the three-day tournament with a 25-17, 25-22 win over Fort Bend Austin.

Sarah Redding and Kelly Colwell tied for the team lead in kills for Friendswood with eight each. Friendswood went 4-3 overall at the tournament.

Friendswood’s next match will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cypress Falls.

El Paso Eastlake 2,

Santa Fe 0


The Santa Fe Lady Indians ended their run at the Texas Volleyball Invitational on Saturday with a 23-25, 22-25 loss to El Paso Eastlake.

Keegan Melms led Santa Fe in kills with seven and in digs with 12. Cayla Hockenbury had a team-high 22 assists. Jordan Jewell added 10 digs. The Lady Indians went 2-5 overall at the tournament.

Santa Fe returns to action 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with a home match against Needville.

Fort Worth North Crowley 2,

Dickinson 1


The Dickinson Lady Gators finished as the runners-up in the silver bracket at the Grapevine Invitational on Saturday after falling to Fort Worth North Crowley, 17-25, 25-21, 13-25.

Nayo Warnell led Dickinson in kills in the silver bracket championship with six, followed by Katie Larner with five. Bailee Berringer, Arien Joyce and Mallory Moore shared the team lead in digs with nine each. Berringer led in assists with 15.

Dickinson was 3-2 overall in the tournament, including a 2-1 record Saturday.

The Lady Gators travel to Deer Park for their next match, which will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dickinson 2,

Carrollton Creekview 0


Dickinson earned a spot in the silver bracket championship match Saturday at the Grapevine Invitational with a 25-23, 25-15 win over Carrollton Creekview.

Arien Joyce was Dickinson’s kills leader with 10, followed by Nayo Warnell and Katie Larner with eight each. Joyce also led the team in digs with 12. Bailee Berringer had 24 assists.

Dickinson 2,

Fort Worth Paschal 0


The Lady Gators opened their day Saturday at the Grapevine Invitational with a 25-13, 25-18 win over Fort Worth Paschal.

Nayo Warnell had a team-best 11 kills. Mallory Moore led Dickinson in digs with nine, followed by Katie Larner and Arien Joyce with seven each. Bailee Berringer had 19 assists.

Other scores


In their final matches of the Texas Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Clear Springs was defeated, 25-20, 16-25, 17-25, by Highland Park, and Texas City was topped by Magnolia West, 15-25, 15-25.

Clear Springs was 4-3 overall at the tournament, while Texas City went 1-5.

Player statistics for these matches were not available before press deadline Saturday night.

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