ABILENE — Coming off two home victories on opening day against Clyde and Breckenridge, the Brownwood Lady Lions posted a 1-5 mark Friday and Saturday at the Abilene Bev Ball Classic.
On Friday, Brownwood picked up a straight-set victory over Class 2A Hawley, while falling in straight sets to 5A programs Boerne Champion and Lake Dallas, along with 3A Brock. On Saturday, the Lady Lions dropped a pair of matches to Class 3A challengers Wall and Clyde.
“We didn't play to the best of our ability and committed way too many unforced errors,” said Lady Lions first-year head coach Allison Smith. “There were some good plays and instances but the roller coast of playing down really affected us. We played some teams but I do believe we should have done way better than 1-5 this weekend. Still dealing with injuries and girls that are not at their 100 percent ability has slowed us down a bit but we should get it all together in plenty of time for district.”
The lone victory for the Lady Lions came in their second match Friday, 25-20, 25-18 triumph over Hawley.
Olivia Fowler led Brownwood with eight kills trailed by Lindsey Larose with four, Kylie Morris and Jaylen Savage with three apiece and Aleyia Cotton and Katelyn Windham with one each.
Kylie Wooten dished out 14 assists while Hadley Monroe chipped in five.
Behind the service line, Fowler delivered four aces trailed by Morris, Wooten, Savage and Monroe with one apiece.
Defensively, Caitlyn Moody's 20 digs were a team-best followed by seven from Fowler, three from Becca Church, two each from Morris, Wooten and Monroe and one by Windham.
Savage tallied three blocks while Fowler, Windham and Larose each added one.
Brownwood's first win of the tournament was followed by a 25-18, 25-15 setback at the hands of Boerne Champion.
Fowler tallied seven more kills followed by Tessa Goodwin with five, Morris and Cotton with three each and Savage with one.
Wooten distributed nine assists, Monroe contributed seven, and Moody was credited with two.
Fowler served Brownwood's lone ace.
Moody recorded 20 more digs on the defensive end, trailed by 12 from Fowler, three each from Wooten and Monroe, two each by Morris and Goodwin and one by Church.
At the net, Cotton and Savage each notched a block.
In Friday's 25-20, 25-18 loss against Lake Dallas, Fowler again led the attack with six kills followed by three from Morris, two each from Cotton, Windham and Larose and one by Wooten.
Wooten also contributed nine assists and served a team-best aces, while Monroe chipped in five assists. Moody added Brownwood's other ace and recorded a team-high nine digs.
Also recording digs for the Lady Lions were Fowler, Morris and Wooten with five apiece, Monroe and Church with three each and Savage with one.
Savage and Cotton finished with one block each.
The Lady Lions began Bev Ball Classic action with a 25-16, 25-14 loss to Brock. Statistical information on that contest was unavailable.
Saturday's action started with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-23 loss to Wall.
The Lady Lions received eight kills apiece from Cotton and Fowler, six by Morris, five by Savage, and three by Windham.
Monroe chalked up 18 assists trailed by nine from Wooten, two from Cotton and one from Moody.
Savage served a team-best three aces while one each came from Fowler, Wooten and Monroe.
Defensively, Moody's 24 digs led the team trailed by 11 from Fowler, seven from Church, five each from Morris and Wooten, four from Monroe, three from Savage, two from Cotton, and one from Windham.
Larose finished with a pair of blocks while Morris and Windham contributed one each.
The tournament concluded with a 25-20, 25-22 loss to Clyde, which Brownwood swept in a best-of-five match this past Tuesday.
Fowler again paced the offense with six kills followed by Savage, Goodwin and Windham with three apiece, Cotton and Monroe with two each and Ashlyn Storm with one.
Monroe tallied eight assists while five came from Wooten five and Moody contributed one.
Fowler and Wooten served two aces each and Savage contributed another.
On the defensive end, Fowler amassed 10 digs trailed by Moody with nine, Savage with five, Wooten, Windham and Storm with three each, Church with a pair, and Cotton with one.
At the net, Savage recorded three blocks while Cotton and Windham chalked up one each.
The Lady Lions (3-5) return home to Warren Gym for their next match against Dublin at 6 p.m. Tuesday.