The Gainesville Lady Leopards freshman volleyball team continues to roll through its early season schedule.
The ninth-grade version of the Lady Leopards competed in the Aubrey Tournament this past weekend, coming away with another second-place finish — the second time this season the freshmen have placed second in a tournament.
The Lady Leopards defeated Pilot Point 25-14, 25-18 then Aubrey 25-12, 25-12. The Gainesville Lady Leopards then punched their way into the championship game by defeating Gunter for the second time this season 25-20, 25-20.
Gainesville (8-2) faced North Lamar in the championship match, going up 25-18 in the first game of the best-of-three series.
But North Lamar rallied, winning the final two games 25-19, 15-5 to take the championship.
The Gainesville JV also played well in the tournament, finishing second in the consolation bracket.
The JV Lady Leopards lost to Pilot Point, 25-14, 25-18, then beat Sanger 25-13, 25-15 before having to face Pilot Point again.
Gainesville defeated the Lady Cats, 25-18, 25-19 to make it to the consolation championship match.
The JV also faced North Lamar and also won the first game.
After falling behind 6-0, the Lady Leopards rallied to win 25-21 in Game 1. But North Lamar rallied in Game 2 (25-16) and Game 3 (15-12) to win the tournament.