High school volleyball: Airline starts second half of district play with win over Byrd


The Airline Vikings got the second half of District 1-I play off to a great start with a victory over the Byrd Lady Jackets on Wednesday night at Airline.

The Lady Vikings lost the first set 25-19 and then roared back to win the next three 25-13, 25-13, 25-19.

Airline improved to 11-6 overall and 7-1 in district. The Lady Vikings swept Byrd (11-8, 5-3), last season’s runner-up, in the district season series.

Airline’s Ashley Haigler had two aces, three kills, 13 assists and seven digs. Cassie Bailey had two assists and 19 digs. Gabby Patronis had seven aces, four kills and eight digs. Kaylea Noble had one ace, seven kills, three blocks and two digs.

Airline hosts Booker T. Washington on Tuesday.