Perhaps the Lady Cats winning the first set at Hallsville Tuesday night might not have been such a good thing after all. The Lady Bobcats then won the next three sets to take a 3-1 win that broke the Lady Cats 9-game winning streak in district games.
Lady Cats Coach Bailey Dorner said the team might have become complacent after an easy set one win. She said a good team like Hallsville takes advantage of that.
Coach Dorner said it was disappointing when adversity happened to the Lady Cats, they stayed down and did not try to get back up. She said any time the Lady Cats tried to rally and seize momentum during the last three sets, they would make a mistake. Coach Dorner said her team did not aggressively go after balls. She said if the Lady Cats would have cut down their mistakes by about 10%, they probably would have won in straight sets. She called the Lady Cats’ play sloppy.
The Lady Cats are still in first place by one game with a district mark of 9-2. Their season mark is 12-7. The Lady Cats could wrap up the district championship with a home win over Longview Friday.
Coach Dorner said she wants the Lady Cats to get it back together and get the job done Friday.
Some stats from Tuesday night:
- Sadie Washburn: 26 kills, 14 digs and 5 service aces
- Kaslyn Hurley: 5 blocks Peyton Hammack 35 assists