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Volleyball: Krum's Robinson tallies 25 kills in dominant win over Caddo Mills

McKINNEY — When Krum senior Rhett Robinson gets going, there is not a whole lot that opponents can do to stop her.

Caddo Mills became the latest victim of Robinson's dominance, as she racked up 25 kills and six solo blocks to lead the No. 10 Lady Bobcats to a 25-14, 18-25, 25-13, 25-10 win Thursday night in a Class 4A Region II area-round playoff game.

Robinson, who has committed to North Texas, got a few blocks at the net on the defensive end early to help jump-start her big night offensively. Aside from the second set, the match was never close.

"The only times we struggled were when we made our own errors," Krum coach Lynn Larson said. "Rhett turned on another level tonight — she really did. She did a really good job getting a couple blocks in the first set, and I knew she'd have a big night."

While Robinson's numbers jumped off the stat sheet, it was her leadership that helped direct an extremely young Krum roster throughout the night. Robinson, who is the team's only upperclassman, showed the poise needed in a playoff atmosphere.

After grabbing a 2-1 match lead, Robinson stepped forward and spoke in the huddle before the fourth set. She went on to tally 12 kills in that frame to seal the win.

"I was just saying that we had this in hand," Robinson said. "The only thing they were getting us on was our errors. We just had to focus on ourselves. Sometimes I just have to be the one to say, 'Hey, we got this.'"

Robinson was the star of the match, but Krum got solid performances from several of its underclassmen. Freshman setters Madeline (17 assists) and Miranda Guffy (21 assists) combined to keep the defense off balance by spreading the ball around at the right times.

Krum freshman Payton Lucas (four kills) and sophomores Reese Robinson (six kills) and Cali Marquis (six kills) were able to step up and provide offense when Caddo Mills focused too much on blocking Rhett Robinson at the net.

Reese Robinson added a team-high five aces and 15 digs, while sophomore Paige Orsi was in double figures as well with 11 digs.

"I didn't really know what to expect from the younger players in the beginning of the year," Larson said. "But they've really come together. They have a lot of confidence, even being so young."

The Lady Bobcats advance to take on the winner of Friday's match between Sanger and Celina. That match will likely take place Tuesday at one of the high schools in Denton, Larson said. Krum defeated both teams in four sets this season.