After a rugged non-district schedule, the Heritage High School volleyball team is hitting its stride at just the right time, opening district play with three match sweeps in a row.

The Lady Jaguars (17-17-1, 3-0) began their district-opening run with a 25-7, 25-16, 25-12 sweep of Life Waxahachie on the road. Senior Kelsey Carpenter led the way with 15 kills, added 11 assists, led the team with 10 digs and even served four aces.

Senior Hanna Larson added 11 kills; sophomore Cayla Williams made six total blocks; and senior Juliana Pologruto finished with 16 assists for the Lady Jags.

HHS hosted rival Alvarado on Oct. 1 and finished with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 win as Carpenter once again had a dominant scoreline with a dozen kills, nine service aces, six digs and 10 assists.

Pologruto finished with 15 assists, junior Elizabeth Schmidt added 10 kills and senior Kaylee Rutenbar had six digs in the match.

Then on Thursday, Heritage traveled to Ferris and controlled the match from the start, winning 25-4, 25-16, 25-10 as Carpenter led the way again with 20 kills, three blocks and 11 assists.

Larson chipped in with 10 kills, Pologruto had 17 assists and senior Kloe Jansonius had five service aces.

The Lady Jags traveled to Hillsboro on Tuesday night. They will host Venus for a 4:30 p.m. varsity match on Friday to end the first half of their district slate, then will start the second half next Tuesday at home against Life.