The Lady Cats volleyball team never quit in a 3-0 sweep of the Lady Pirates in Longview on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.
The first set proved to be the easiest of the three, as Sulphur Springs rode their momentum to a 25-19 set one win.
Set two proved to be more of the same, as even though the home Lady Pirates found their footing and made it competitive, Coach Bailey Dorner‘s squad pulled it out again 25-18 for a big 2-0 set lead.
The third set looked at many points as though Pine Tree could take the set and potentially avoid a sweep. 13 times set three was tied up between the district foes.
With Pine Tree trailing by one at 24-23, the Lady Pirates called a timeout to ensure that they could fight back and force a set four.
During the timeout, Coach Dorner said to her squad they “Just had to finish.”
In a back-and-forth set three, Coach Dorner said her team just had to stay true to who they are and finish, doing just that in a tight 25-23 set to complete the sweep.
Sulphur Springs has now won five of their last six contests.
The Lady Cats volleyball coach said she’s been most impressed with the way her squad works together as a team and when their backs are against the wall players step up.
The win increases Coach Dorner’s squad’s overall record to 17-11 (3-1 district).
Next up, the Lady Cats volleyball team will be on a bye this Friday before being back on the road next Tuesday, Sept. 28 when they take on the Hallsville Lady Cats.
Freshman and JV squads will get the action underway in Hallsville at 5 P.M. followed by the varsity teams at 6 P.M.
That game next Tuesday will be broadcasted over the radio on KSST 1230 AM.