Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said the scores of the Lady Cats’ road loss at Wylie East Friday (September 7) don’t reflect how good of a match it was. The Lady Raiders won 3-0 by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-17. Coach Maness said it was an exciting match.
He felt the Lady Cats competed well and played with effort and intensity, especially during sets one and two and the first half of set three. Coach Maness said the match boiled down to the Lady Cats making more unforced errors. He said the Lady Raiders, who played the Lady Cats last season in a bi-district match, were better than they were last season. Coach Maness said Wylie East moved the ball around, hit the ball hard and played very good defense. He said the match had lots of good volleys but he said the Lady Raiders ended up winning a majority of them.
Coach Maness said the match was a good growing lesson for the Lady Cats. He told his team after the match to think of Wylie East as a Lindale or Royse City team they will soon face in district play. Coach Maness also told them they will be facing teams like Wylie East in the playoffs. He said the Lady Cats will have to be able to compete at that level, Coach Maness said the Lady Cats blocking was off Friday and he added the Lady Cats missed too many serves.
The Lady Cats are now 22-6 for the season. He said the team still has time to get better before district play begins on September 21. Next up is a home match against Edgewood Tuesday night. Coach Maness said Edgewood is a salty team with a good won-loss record. Then the Lady Cats will be off for Homecoming activities Friday.