Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Bailey Dorner passed out praise to her Lady Cats after their solid 3-0 district win over Hallsville Friday, October 16, at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School. The Lady Cats improved to 4-1 in district play and 7-6 for the season.
Coach Dorner said the Lady Cats rose to the occasion knowing it was a big game. She said it was good to see the Lady Cats get it done with the pressure on.
The Lady Cats got off to a strong start but had to hold off Hallsville in a 25-23 set one win. Coach Dorner said the Lady Cats seemed to relax in that set but she gave them credit for fighting and finishing the set out.
The Lady Cats then took control, winning sets two and three by identical 25-17 scores. Coach Dorner called Hallsville a great opponent with good quality kids and an amazing setter.
Again Coach Dorner credited her team with refusing to let the ball hit the floor. She said the Lady Cats are anticipating where the ball is going instead of reacting. Coach Dorner said she was also proud of the way the Lady Cats served. She noted that Brooklyn Burnside made some clutch serves near the end of the match.
So far, the Lady Cats have taken advantage of a first half top heavy with home matches. The Lady Cats are 4-0 on their home court and 0-1 on the road. They will wrap up the first half of district play with a road match at Longview Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Coach Dorner said the Lady Cats will have to play as well on the road as they have at home when the second half schedule features lots of road matches and just two at home. She said the Lady Cats are having fun winning and she added they get along well as a team.