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Lady Cats Defeat Mt Pleasant to Assure at a Least Tie for District Lead

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The Lady Cats’ volleyball team dominated their final regular season district game at home on senior night Tuesday (October 24) against Mount Pleasant, 3-0. The Lady Cats jumped out to an 8-1 lead in set one and never took their foot off the gas pedal winning, 25-8, 25-16 and 25-11. With the result of Texas High’s match with Greenville pending, the win by the Lady Cats assured that the worse they could be at the end of the night is tied for the district’s top record at 10-2.

The Lady Cats have now won ten straight district matches after opening district play 0-2. The Lady Cats are 27-12 for the season. If the Lady Cats end up tied with Texas High for first place, a match will be played to determine the district championship and the top seed in the playoffs. That match will more than likely take place at Mount Pleasant Friday at 6 p.m. right before the Wildcats and Mount Pleasant football game. Wildcats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said the district’s number one seed would face Wylie East and the number two seed would play Forney. Bi-district games will be played next Monday or Tuesday.

In stats Tuesday night, Autumn Tanton led the team with 11 kills. Kaylee Jefferson had 10, Mieke VanBenthem had 9, Madi Vickery had 2 and Lexie Whisenhunt had 1 kill. Setter Anden Hammack had 31 assists. Hammack also led the team with 4 service aces. Tanton, Erika VanBenthem, Sadie Stroud and Whisenhunt had 1 service ace each. Libero Maggie McGlamery had a team high 13 digs. Jefferson had 5 and Hammack had 4 digs. Four players had one block solo: Tanton, Mieke VanBenthem, Jefferson and Vickery. Tanton had 2 block assists and Whisenhunt and Vickery had 1 each. Six senior were honored on senior night: N’sya Dugan, Anden Hammack, Kaylee Jefferson, Maggie McGlamery, Imani Taylor and Mieke VanBenthem.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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