Greenville, Aided by Controversial Call, Tops Lady Cats Volleyball, 3-2 Tuesday
It will go in the record books as a Greenville 3-2 win over the Lady Cats Volleyball Team in the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School Tuesday night. But the game may always be remembered locally as the match where the final set may well have been tainted by an apparent blown officials call. With the score tied 13-13 in set five, it certainly appeared that Lady Cats libero Paris Pickett failed to touch a Greenville hit ball that ended up going long for an apparent Lady Cats point. A flag official nearest the ball called a deflection by Pickett and a Greenville point giving the Lady Lions a 14-13 lead. Greenville won the next point to take the set, 15-13 and the match 3-2. Pickett indicated she did not touch the ball. Team video seemed to back her up. Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Bailey Dorner said she did not think that Pickett touched it. She added you have to let kids decide the game. The controversial call tainted a very good volleyball game that was full of ups and downs. Greenville appeared to be on their way to a 3-0 win after taking the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-19. The Lady Cats fought back to take set three, 25-20 and then forced set five with a 25-18 set four win. The nip and tuck set five was tied ten times. Sadie Washburn had a team high 18 kills for the Lady Cats and Sydney Washburn had 8. Pickett had a season high 24 digs. Greenville improved their district record to 7-1 and their season record to 25-13. The Lady Lions remained tied for first in district with Lindale. The Lady Cats remain in fourth place in district with a 3-5 record and their season record is 21-16. The Lady Cats play at Mount Pleasant Friday at 5 p.m.
You can view the entire match on our YouTube channel or by clicking on this link: SS vs Greenville Volleyball