In a match that seemed closer than the 3-1 score, the Lindale Lady Eagles won a big district game over the Lady Cats Volleyball Team at Sulphur Springs High School Tuesday (October 1) night. The Lady Cats won the first set, 25-22 only to see the Lady Eagles take the next three, 25-16, 31-29 and 25-23. Perhaps the key set was the seesaw third. Each team survived three set points before Lindale finally was able to win back to back points. The Lady Cats has a solid chance to even the match at 2 sets apiece in set four. The Lady Cats led down the stretch, 23-20 before the Lady Eagles took five straight points to wrap up the set and the match. The loss came despite a solid game, perhaps her best as a Lady Cat, by Paris Pickett. Pickett was effective serving and came up with a bunch of digs to keep plays alive. Pickett ended up with 8 digs, a total equaled by Sadie Washburn and Sydney Washburn. Sadie had a team high 20 kills. Sydney had 6 kills and had a pair of service aces. Erika VanBenthem had 5 kills. Brooklyn Burnside and Nylah Lindley had 3 kills apiece. Lindale improves to 2-0 in district play and they are 21-12 for the season. The Lady Cats are 1-1 in district play and 19-12 for the season. The Lady Cats play next at Greenville, 2-0 in district play, Friday at 5 p.m.
Photos provided by Sheri Looney.