The Lady Cats’ volleyball team claimed a hard fought five set win on the road over defending district champion Hallsville, 3-2 Tuesday night. It may well be the first district win for the Lady Cats over the Lady Bobcats. The Lady Cats dropped the first set, 19-25. Then they just outpointed the Lady Bobcats over the next two sets, 25-23 and 25-21 to take a 2-1 lead. Hallsville rallied to take set four, 16-25 forcing a fifth set to 15. The Lady Cats had a strong set five winning 15-6 to claim the match.
Autumn Tanton and Kaylee Jefferson were very big contributors to the win. Tanton had a team high 15 kills, 2 block assists and 3 service aces. Jefferson added 12 kills, 13 digs and 3 service aces. Setter Anden Hammack had 35 assists, 9 digs and 2 service aces. Libero Maggie McGlamery had a team high 16 digs with 2 service aces. Erika VanBenthem had 7 kills and 3 block assists. Mieke VanBenthem had 4 kills and 2 block assists. Imani Taylor added 6 digs and a service ace. Sadie Stroud had 7 digs. Lexie Whisenhunt added a service ace and a block assist. The Lady Cats improved to 5-2 in district play. Their season record goes to 22-12. The Lady Cats play at Marshall Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Cats topped the Lady Mavs at home back on September 26.