Lady Cats Volleyball Team Closes Big Week With A Pair Of District Wins On Friday

Playing perhaps some of their best volleyball of the season, the Lady Cats wrapped up a fine week with a pair of district wins Friday, October 9, at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School. First, the Lady Cats handled a good Pine Tree, 3-0 and then took care of Mount Pleasant, 3-0. With the wins, the Lady Cats improved to 3-1 in district play and they evened their season record at 6-6. The Lady Cats started the week Tuesday evening with a come from behind home win against Marshall, 3-2.

Against Pine Tree, the Lady Cats started out strong and never took their foot off the accelerator. In set one, the Lady Cats jumped out to a 6-0 lead and eventually took a solid, 25-9 win. At one point Sadie Washburn had ten straight points serving. Midway through the second set, the Lady Cats broke open a close set with a strong finish winning 25-12. The Lady Cats opened set three by scoring the first four points and wrapped up the match with a 25-13 win. Washburn led the Lady Cats with 13 kills and had 8 service aces. Brooklyn Burnside had 7 kills and 4 blocks. Laney Hurst and libero Parris Pickett both had 9 digs. Setter Peyton Hammack had 21 assists.

The strong play continued against Mount Pleasant as the Lady Cats opened with a 25-18 set one win. Mount Pleasant put up quite a fight in set two. At one point, the Lady Tigers led 13-8. The Lady Cats got even at 14-14 and then pulled away for a 25-19 win. Then the Lady Cats dominated the third set getting a 25-6 win. Burnside had a big match leading the Lady Cats with 14 kills and 7 blocks. Washburn had 12 blocks. Pickett had 14 digs. Hurst served up 4 aces. Hammack contributed a whopping 32 assists.

The Lady Cats have a bye next Tuesday. They are scheduled to return to the home court next Friday as they face always tough Hallsville.

Volleyball on Wood Floor with net
Volleyball on Wood Floor with net

Author: Faith Huffman

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