The Lady Cats’ volleyball team won a battle of two state ranked teams Tuesday night (September 4) by defeating Wills Point, 3-0 at Wildcat Gym. The score was 25-18, 25-20 and 25-19. The Lady Cats came in ranked #13 in Class 5A while Wills Point is #12 ranked in Class 4A, both ranked by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The key to the Lady Cats’ success Tuesday night was strong finishes in each set.
In set one, the Lady Cats scored the last seven points to win, 25-18. All seven points came after serves by Sydney Washburn. In set two, Taylor McElfresh had five straight serves that led to points and took the score was 19-19 to 24-19. The Lady Cats split the next two points to win set two. In set three, the Lady Cats scored the last five points of the set to go from up 20-19 to the 25-19 win.
In stats, Autumn Tanton had 10 kills. Sydney Washburn and Madi Vickery had 6 each. Abbi Baier had 5. Kate Womack had 3 and Lexi Whisenhunt had 2. Whisenhunt had 27 assists. Maddie Millsap had two service aces. Womack, McElfresh and Whisenhunt had 1 each. In digs, Sadie Stroud had 8, Millsap and Whisenhunt had 5 each. McElfresh had 4, Tanton had 3, Baier and Womack had 2 apiece, Sadie Washburn, Sydney Washburn and Vickery had 1 each. Sydney Washburn had a block solo. Tanton had 2 block assists, Sadie Washburn, Baier, Sydney Washburn and Vickery had 1 each.
With the win, the Lady Cats improve their record to 22-5. Friday they get a rematch of last year’s bi-district game as they travel to Wylie East for a 4:30 p.m. game. Last year the Lady Raiders, a number four district seed with a losing season record, surprised the number one district seed and district champion Lady Cats team, 3-0 in a bi-district match at Royse City. The game was played on Halloween.