For the third straight district match in Wildcat Gym, the Lady Cats’ volleyball team went into a fifth set with their opponent Tuesday night (October 9). After losses in the first two, the Lady Cats had one go their way against Royse City Tuesday night. The Lady Cats won 3-2 over the Lady Bulldogs. The score was 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11.
Big games by several Lady Cats put them over the top. Autumn Tanton had her usual solid game with a team high 13 kills, a service ace, 12 digs and a block solo. Abbi Baier had 12 kills and most of them were struck real hard. She also had 7 digs. Sydney Washburn was solid with 9 kills and a block assist. Madi Vickery had 8 kills and 2 digs. Again Lexi Whisenhunt contributed in many ways with 4 kills, 26 assists, 12 digs and a block solo. Sadie Washburn had 3 kills, 3 service aces and a block assist. Kate Womack made her time on the court count with 2 kills, 4 service aces with three coming in the decisive fifth set and 3 digs. Aubreigh Oliver chipped in 14 assists, 2 service aces and 5 digs. Maddie Millsap had a service ace and 4 digs. Sadie Stroud had a team high 17 digs. Taylor McElfresh had 4 digs.
The Lady Cats improve to 2-4 in district play. A loss by Greenville puts the Lady Cats and Lady Lions into a tie for the fourth playoff spot. The Lady Cats are now 26-11 for the season. The Lady Cats play second place Lindale Friday (October 12) at 5 p.m. in Wildcat Gym.