ELAS — Edcouch-Elsa defeated Sharyland High 25-15, 25-22, 25-27, 23-25, 16-14 to advance to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs.
The Yellow Jackets overcame a match point in the fifth set, down 14-13, before winning the final three sets.
Edcouch-Elsa, ranked No. 12 in the state in Class 5A, improved to 36-7 and will play No. 4 ranked Gregory Portland at 7 p.m. Thursday in Alice. Gregory Portland is 42-4.
Assist - Ana Paola Cerda 45
Kills - Marianna Martinez 19, Andrea Espinosa 9, Tristen Maddox 13
Blocks - Marianna Martinez , Marissa Jones 4
Aces - Andrea Espinosa 3