The Lady Cats Volleyball Team picked a good time to play perhaps their most consistent and best volleyball of the season on Friday (September 27). The Lady Cats won their district opener at home against Royse City, 3-0 by the score of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-18 completing the task in one hour flat. The Lady Cats got off to a strong start and never took their foot off of the accelerator. With the Lady Cats only ahead 3-2 in set one, senior Sydney Washburn collected 10 straight points serving. At 13-2 the Lady Cats were on their way to a 25-9 win. In set two, Paris Pickett’s string of successful serves took the score from 16-12 to 20-12. The Lady Cats took set two, 25-16. In set three the Lady Cats went from up 4 at 16-12 to 21-12. They closed out the match with a 25-18 set three win. How dominant were the Lady Cats? They never at any time trailed during the entire match. The score was only tied four times total. Every Lady Cat played well. Sydney Washburn had another very good game. Sadie Washburn showed no ill effects from an ankle injury Tuesday night and had awesome kills. Brooklyn Burnside was solid at the net as was Erika VanBenthem. Nylah Lindley contributed good minutes. Peyton Hammack had consistent strong sets and Lady Cats passes to her were greatly improved from Tuesday night. Czhela Moya and Pickett provided digs and good serves. Aliyah Abron had some good digs. Kaylee Malone avoided mistakes. The Lady Cats, ranked #15 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Poll, are 1-0 in district play and 19-11 for the season. The Lady Cats continue district play at home Tuesday night as they play Lindale.
Pictures provided by Sheri Looney.