COLLEGE STATION- The bus ride was a bit longer, but the result was the same as the Iola volleyball team topped North Zulch Monday night.
The two sets of Battling Bulldogs are just 10 miles apart on Highway 39, but they played their Class 1A Region Three quarterfinal at A&M Consolidated, where Iola rolled to the 25-18, 25-17, and 25-10 victory.
North Zulch ends its season at 14 & 17.
Team Maroon improves to 36 & 3.
Second-ranked Iola was led by Shelbi Bishop with 13 kills and seven blocks.
Mercedes Alafa added 11 kills and won 17 points on her service.
Coach Jamie McDougald's Bulldogs advance to the regional tourney at UT-Tyler starting Friday.