Almost 100 of the best volleyball programs from the state of Texas converged on Pearland ISD last weekend for the nation's largest, and arguably, most competitive, high school volleyball tournament, the 2016 Adidas Texas Invitational.
Bishop Lynch bounced back from a loss in its season opener to not only sweep its pool, but finish among the Top 10 in the three-day event.
The Lady Friars (6-3) would head back to Dallas on Saturday after finishing sixth of 88 teams, winning five of seven matches with the two losses coming to a pair of the state's top teams.
Bishop Lynch swept its pool Thursday, beating Peaster, Santa Fe and San Antonio O'Connor to qualify for the Gold Bracket.
On Friday, the Lady Friars topped Friendswood and Concordia Lutheran to make it to the Final 8, before losing to Allen on Saturday. BL bounced back to beat San Antonio Brennan but ended the weekend with a tough loss to Lovejoy.
Senior Bri Kipp and junior Madi Tyus were selected to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Friars return to non-district play Tuesday when they travel to Plano to take on Plano West, which finished second in the tournament in Pearland, falling to Hebron in the championship match.
The varsity match against the Wolves will begin at 6:30 p.m.
2016 Adidas Texas Invitational — BLHS Results
d. Peaster, 2-1 — (22-256, 25-19, 25-12)
d. Santa Fe, 2-0 — (25-4, 25-5)
d. SA O'Connor, 2-0 — (25-16, 25-13)
d. Friendswood, 2-1 — (25-22, 22-25, 25-22)
d. Concordia Lutheran, 2-1 — (25-13, 20-25, 25-15)
lost to Allen, 2-0 — (25-15, 25-23)
d. SA Brennan, 2-0 — (25-16, 25-11)
lost to Lovejoy, 2-0 — (25-16, 25-21)