It’s going to take a thirteenth district volleyball game Friday night (October 27) to decide this season’s district champion. After two rounds of play, the Lady Cats of Sulphur Springs and the Lady Tigers of Texas High ended up tied with 10-2 district records. The district championship game and seeding game will take place at Mount Pleasant Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Both teams won on their home court, 3-2. In the district opener for both teams on September 12, the Lady Tigers prevailed, 23-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21 and 15-12. The Lady Cats led in set five, 12-9. After a time out, Texas High scored 6 straight points to win. The Lady Cats won on their home court on October 13, 25-5, 23-25, 29-27, 14-25 and 16-14. Both teams also lost once to Hallsville.
After a Senior Night win over Mount Pleasant Tuesday, Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said the Lady Cats know what to expect from Texas High Friday night. He said the Lady Cats were up and down against Texas High the last time they played. Coach Maness said if the Lady Cats can stay consistent, they should take care of business. The Lady Cats have won ten straight district games after opening district play 0-2. Coach Maness told the Lady Cats that he hasn’t seen too many teams start 0-2 in district play and then catch fire and win out.
The winner Friday will also get the district’s top playoff seed and will play Wylie East. The loser will be the district’s number 2 seed and will face Forney in the bi-district playoffs to be played Monday or Tuesday. The Lady Cats come into Friday night’s game with a season record of 27-12.