The Lady Cats’ volleyball team lost a tough five-set match on the road at Texas High Tuesday night.
The Lady Cats opened with a close 25-23 win. The Lady Tigers took the second set 25-16. The Lady Cats went up 2 sets to 1 with a 25-20 set three win. Again Texas High evened the match with a set four win, 25-21. The Lady Tigers won the deciding set five, 15-12.
Lady Cats Coach Justin Maness said it was an overall good match. He said the Lady Cats should have taken care of business at certain points. Coach Maness said Texas High played good defense and he added the Lady Cats should have been a little more aggressive at times. He said the Lady Cats can learn from the defeat and move on to the next match. Coach Maness said the Lady Cats can’t dwell on much of the loss. He said the Lady Cats have a tough match coming up Friday. Hallsville is coming to Wildcats Gym Friday at 4 p.m. Coach Maness said the Lady Cats will bounce back.
In stats, Autumn Tanton and Mieke VanBenthem led the Lady Cats with 12 kills apiece. Kaylee Jefferson had 9. Erika VanBenthem had 4. Setter Anden Hammack had 31 assists. Libero Maggie McGlamery had a team leading 12 digs. Imani Taylor had 10 and Hammack and Tanton had 8 digs apiece. Tanton had 4 service aces. Mieke VanBenthem had 5 block assists and Tanton added 4. The Lady Cats are 0-1 in district play and 17-11 for the season.