The Lady Cats’ volleyball team won a match but lost two on the first day of a Tyler tournament Thursday. Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said the Lady Cats came out slow in their first tournament match against former district foe Longview.
The Lady Lobos won, 25-23 and 25-14. Coach Maness thought since the Lady Cats had played Longview in the past, they let the Lady Lobos get in their heads a little bit. He said the Lady Cats hit the ball really well but he added the Lady Lobos came out with a lot of aggression that the Lady Cats had not seen from a lot of teams so far this season. Still Coach Maness said he thought the Lady Cats were the better team.
In a second Thursday match, the Lady Cats topped Elkhart, 25-15 and 25-15. Coach Maness said his team looked real smooth in that one. He said the Lady Cats were really aggressive at the net. Coach Maness said Sheretta Hill had a couple of good hits.
The Lady Cats wrapped up pool play with a 2-0 loss to Alba-Golden. In the first set, the Lady Cats fell behind 19-6 before rallying. It wasn’t enough as Alba-Golden won set one, 25-22 and took the match with a 25-18 second set win. Coach Maness was impressed with the Lady Panthers who he said just wouldn’t allow the ball to hit the floor.
The Lady Cats are now 14-7 for the season. They will play at Mineola Friday night at 6 p.m. Then the Lady Cats will return to Tyler Saturday and will play more matches in a Silver Bracket as the third place finisher in their pool.