The Lady Cats’ volleyball team surprised a powerful Forney team by winning the first set of their bi-district match before the Lady Jackrabbits rallied to win three sets in a row for a 3-1 win Tuesday night in Edgewood.
The Lady Cats came out playing some of their best volleyball of the season. After trailing most of the first set, the Lady Cats got hot down the stretch to take a 25-23 win. The Lady Cats got off to a good start in set two before Forney evened things up at 11-11. It was anyone’s set until Forney won the final two points to take a 26-24 win and even the score at 1 set apiece. The Lady Cats fell way behind in set three and trailed at one point 19-10. The Lady Cats fought back but finally fell 25-21 and Forney had a 2-1 lead in sets. The Lady Jackrabbits got off to another strong start in set 4 and wrapped up the set and match with a set 4 win, 25-17. Forney will advance to area competition.
The Lady Cats end the season with a 30-12 record. The thirty wins are the most for a season in school history breaking last year’s record of 28. The Lady Cats were 9-3 in district matches and finished second in the district standings. The bi-district game marked the final volleyball game for two Lady Cats seniors: setter Tori Moore and right side hitter Rita Hill. The Lady Cats will return 8 players off this team. Plus the Lady Cats JV and Freshmen teams were big winners this season.
Five of the varsity volleyball players are expected to play on the varsity Lady Cats’ basketball team.