After a disappointing loss last Tuesday to Paris, the Lady Cats’ volleyball team, ranked #13 in the state, got back on track with a 3-1 road win at Liberty-Eylau Friday.
Lady Cats Coach Justin Maness said the Lady Cats pulled out of their slump. The Lady Cats had to battle back after losing the first set, 21-25. Coach Maness said the Lady Leopards were very athletic. He explained that it took a set to get the Lady Cats’ block where they wanted it. Coach Maness said once they made the L-E hitters think about the block, the Lady Cats defense took over. The Lady Cats won the last three sets, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-14.
Autumn Tanton led the Lady Cats with 13 kills. Madi Vickery had 8, Abbi Baier had 7 and Sadie Washburn and Sydney Washburn had 6 apiece. Sadie Washburn, Sadie Stroud and Lexi Whisenhunt each had 1 service ace. Whisenhunt had 36 assists. Stroud led the team in digs with 10. Sadie Washburn had 8, Whisenhunt had 7, Taylor McElfresh had 6, Maddie Millsap had 5 and Tanton and Vickery had 3 apiece. Tanton had a block solo. Sadie Washburn and Whisenhunt had 4 block assists. Tanton had 3, Vickery had 2 and Baier had 1.
With the win, the Lady Cats improved their season record to 21-5. The Lady Cats play Wills Point Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.