BUFFALO, TX – Led by Callan Holmes and Kelsie Murie, Lorena swept Rusk 25-18, 25-22, 25-10 on Thursday night in Buffalo to become Area champions and move on to the 2013 Region III-3A Volleyball Quarterfinals.

Holmes put down 14 kills while Murie added 15 assists for the Lady Leopards (37-9). Kendall Johnson added 12 kills, Ashlynn Sorrells had 12 assists, while Jenna Thompson had 9 digs and Kourtney Johnson 8 digs for Lorena.

“The girls played really well tonight. They worked really hard and we are looking forward to the next step, ” Lorena head coach Cari Sowders said, “They played as a team and made plays when we needed them.”

Next up for the District 17-3A champs is College Station, the District 18-3A champs, at a date, time and place to be determined. The Lady Cougars (28-16-2) swept Fairfield 25-15, 25-23, 25-19 at Leon’s Cougar Gym in Jewett on Thursday night for their 16th straight win.