Things did not go as planned on Friday, Oct. 22 when Sulphur Springs hosted Hallsville on senior night for the volleyball program.
Seven seniors were honored Friday, in numerical order:
- #1, Parris Pickett
- #2, Brooklynn Burnside
- #3, Myssiah Dugan
- #4, Peyton Hammock
- #5, A.J. Dodd
- #7, Ellikate Daniel
- and #15, Kaslyn Hurley,
but the Lady Cats of Hallsville were set to get their second win over Sulphur Springs on the 2021 season and it showed early as Hallsville took set one 25-19.
Set two was all Hallsville all the time, as the visiting Lady Cats dominated the set 25-10.
Sulphur Springs, led by head coach Bailey Dorner, realizing a second straight loss was upon them, fought relentlessly to win a set versus Hallsville but fell short in the third set 27-25 and as a result were swept by the visiting Lady Cats 3-0.
The loss drops the Lady Cats volleyball team’s season record to 20-16 overall (6-5 district).
The loss is also the second straight for Sulphur Springs.
They will look to get back in the win column tomorrow when they travel to Longview to take on the Lady Lobos in their regular season finale.
That match is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5 P.M. starting with JV/freshmen teams and will follow with the varsity at 6 P.M.
While the loss and second straight is a tough pill to swallow, it goes down easier for the program since Sulphur Springs already clinched the four seed from District 15-5A for the playoffs.
Coach Greg Owens, head football coach and athletic director of SSISD said after Saturday’s coach’s show that he anticipates a Monday, Nov. 1 date for the Bi-District round of playoffs.
But before they can shift their focus to their playoff opponent next week, first they will have to get past the Lady Lobos.
Tuesday’s match in Longview will be broadcasted on to KSST 1230 AM.