Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said solid defense with an efficient offense led to a win for the Lady Cats, 3-1 over Caddo Mills in Wildcats Gym Friday afternoon. The Lady Cats seemed to come out determined to bounce back Friday after no wins and three losses Thursdayat a Tyler tournament.
The Lady Cats won the first two sets against Caddo Mills, 25-13 and 25-19. The Lady Cats struggled some in a third set losing 25-21 before closing with a solid 25-18 win in set four to take the match, 3-1. The Lady Cats improved their season record to 11-9.
Abbi Baier led the Lady Cats in kills with 8 and Kaylee Jefferson added 7. Mieke Van Benthem had 5 kills and Autumn Tanton and Lexie Whisenhunt added 4 apiece. Anden Hammack provided 21 assists in her new role as setter. Jefferson led the team in digs with 24. Hammack added 13. New libero Maggie McGlamery had 8 digs. Tanton had 6 digs and Sadie Stroud had 5.
Coach Maness said his team played much better Friday. He added if the team can keep consistent, they should fare well in the Tyler tournament Saturday. Coach Maness said the Lady Cats need to work on stringing consistent sets together.
The Lady Cats play at 9 a.m. Saturday in Tyler. If they continue to win, they could play additional matches Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.