Houston girls hit the ground running with fall sports in volleyball, soccer, and golf

Though the famous song goes “girls just wanna have fun”, the ladies at Houston accomplished far more than just that over this weekend. Following suit with the football takedown at Brighton, our girls’ volleyball, golf, and soccer teams each established victory streaks of their own all over the state.

First, our soccer athletes brought their precision and skill on the road to Knoxville and dominated in a three-game tournament sweep. They crushed Hendersonville 4-0 with points scored by the amazing Jenna Kemp, Emma Riales, and Parker Gelinas, and then continued on to beat Hardin Valley 5-1, thanks to powerhouses Abbie Rushwin, Gertie Langford, Parker Gelinas, and Lauren Clark. They then finished off the weekend with a 1-0 victory over Maryville, scored by Emma Grugget. We are so exceedingly proud of the entire team’s incredible athleticism and can’t wait to see how they continue to play #houstonstrong this season.

Our phenomenal volleyball team also followed in this winning trend but with a philanthropic twist. Houston hosted this year’s Digs for a Cure and managed to raise $1500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s breast cancer research, while simultaneously taking out any and all the competition. They beat several teams in a series of scrimmages, including last year’s state champions, Briarcrest, and all-stars Natalie Ziomeck (115 digs and 12 service aces), Kalea Davis (242 assists and 18 service aces), and Madison Weir (61 kills and 53 digs) were standout achievers among the awe-inspiring team. We are so impressed both with the team’s athletic prowess and dedication to service and are certain they will keep up this great work all season long!

Lastly, but certainly not least, our girl’s golf team triumphed this weekend at the 2017 FCA Tournament hosted by Windyke Country Club. These Houston ladies cinched first prize by a gargantuan 29 strokes and set a precedent towards the state title. Junior Jayna Choi was the overall winner with an impressive 67, with senior Baili Park following close behind at a 69. Both are committed to continuing their golf careers in college, with Park at Georgetown and Choi at

Vanderbilt, and Park had this to say of teammate Choi and the victory:
“It’s really nice to have a teammate who’s my best friend and is so super supportive. Every time we win it’s even better with each other, and we are happy to start off the season with such a solid game of golf. We are pumped up to try and be undefeated this year!”

Our girls’ teams are so spectacular the “G” in GMSD might as well stand for girl power.
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