BRYAN -- The Rudder Rangers hung close with Madisonville for the first game, but wound up losing its district 24-3A game to the Mustangs, 25-16, 25-10, 25-10 Tuesday night.
Brooke Engel and Andrea Earwood each had 5 kills each in the game, but was no match for Ebony Byrd who had a game high 22 kills to pace Madisonville.
Rudder will be back at home on Friday evening when it host Rockdale.
In Junior Varsity action, the Rudder JV defeated Madisonville JV 25-21, 25-20. Standouts were Lindsey Liebengood, Englesh Rhodes, and Karisa Bernal.
The Madisonville Freshmen defeat Rudder Freshmen 25-13, 25-6. Standouts were Becca Kirkpatrick and Abby Phillips.