If Lady Cats’ volleyball against Paris Tuesday in Wildcat Gym were movies it would have been a triple feature horror film. Also all three films would have looked the same.
It started as the Lady Cats’ freshman team lost to Paris frosh, 2-1. The Lady Cats won the first set easily, 25-9 and then endured frustration as Paris won sets two and three, 25-22 and 25-22. The battle of freshmen teams matched two teams that had only lost one match all season.
The second feature was eerily similar as the Lady Cats’ JV won the first set, 25-19 but then dropped sets two and three, 25-21 and 25-20.
The third film featured more of the same. The Lady Cats’ varsity, 20-4 for the season and ranked #13 in the state, won their first set against Paris, 25-21 and then lost three straight sets, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-18. The Paris teams the Lady Cats lost to were quite good.
The Paris’ varsity is ranked #15 in the state in one poll according to Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness. After the final match, Coach Maness had a hoarse voice because of his encouraging his team to play better. He said the Lady Cats varsity played flat while Paris played lights out. Coach Maness said a team is going to have nights like that when they can’t get into a rhythm.
In stats for the Lady Cats, Madi Vickery had a team high 14 kills, Autumn Tanton had 11, Abbi Baier had 7, Sadie Washburn 6, Sydney Washburn 5 and Lexi Whisenhunt 1. Whisenhunt had 39 assists. Tanton had 2 service aces and Sadie Washburn had 1. Sadie Stroud had 19 digs, Tanton had 14, Baier had 10, Whisenhunt had 6, Maddie Millsap, Sydney Washburn and Taylor McElfresh had 4 each, Sadie Washburn had 3 digs and Vickery had 1. Whisenhunt had a block solo and Sydney Washburn and Whisenhunt had 2 block assists. Tanton, Baier and Vickery had 1 block assist apiece.
The Lady Cats are now 20-5 for the season. They look to rebound against Liberty-Eylau on the road Friday at 4:30 p.m.