Call it a mixed review of her team by Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Bailey Dorner after the Lady Cats ended up fourth in an Edgewood tournament this past Thursday (August 22) and Saturday (August 24). Thursday the Lady Cats swept through pool play defeating Lone Oak, Scurry-Rosser and Caddo Mills. On Saturday the Lady Cats rallied from behind to defeat Grand Saline and then just came up short against Neches and host Edgewood. Coach Dorner said her team had some great moments against pretty good competition but also fell apart and couldn’t finish a couple of games. She said concerning inconsistency, it is still fairly early in the season and the Lady Cats are still learning to work together as a team. She said they are learning that when things go south, the team must come together as a team and work through those things. The Lady Cats also got off to slow starts in all three matches Saturday losing all three. Coach Dorner noted that the Lady Cats turned things around and pulled out the early Saturday match against Grand Saline. She said her team played pretty well against Neches, a Class A state champion from last year that only lost one girl off that team. Coach Dorner was so impressed she said she hoped to schedule Neches for a match again next year. She said it makes the Lady Cats better to play teams like them. The Lady Cats ended the tournament with a tough set two loss to Edgewood. Coach Dorner said it was 22-22 when the Lady Bulldogs captured the last three points to take the set and match. She said the loss of the points was due to silly mistakes. Coach Dorner said Sadie Washburn played well and earned All-Tournament honors at Edgewood. She also commended setter Peyton Hammack for playing well despite having an illness and Brooklyn Burnside for her play. Coach Dorner said she thought all of the Lady Cats played well. The Lady Cats are now 14-8 for the season. They will play at Paris Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. after freshmen and JV games.
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