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Lady Cats Volleyball Continues Busy Two Weeks, Playing Four or More Contests

Sulphur Springs fans for the second straight week have plenty of opportunities to see her varsity volleyball team, as Coach Bailey Dorner’s squad plays in their final tournament of the fall season, along with a non-district match on the road Tuesday.

The conclusion of this week could see volleyball wrapping up their busiest time of the year, where they play a dozen games over the course of 10 days.

Last week saw Sulphur Springs playing seven games in five days. 

Coach Dorner’s team picked up some impressive wins on Thursday to begin the Wills Point tournament, sweeping both Mesquite (25-13, 25-19) and Brook Hill (25-17, 25-18). 

Sulphur Springs ended Thursday though with a hard-fought loss to Sanger, which saw the Lady Cats fall in set one 25-19 before tying the match up after a tight 25-23 victory in set two. Sanger would go on to win set three though and thus the match, ending a 2-1 first day for volleyball in the Wills point tournament. 

Friday had Coach Dorner’s team traveling again, this time to Commerce, for a non-district game sandwiched between their second tournament. Sulphur Springs came back to win in five sets, 3-2. 

The Lady Cats quickly found themselves trailing in Commerce down two sets. The Lady Tigers won both by only a two-point margin, 25-23 and 27-25. 

2021 Lady Cats volleyball. Photo Credit — Sheri Looney

Sulphur Springs, rallying from down 2-0, won two straight sets in impressive fashion (25-17, 25-18) to set up a winner-takes-all fifth set, one which the Lady Cats also won 15-10 to complete the comeback win. 

Saturday, returning to the Wills Point tournament, Coach Dorner’s volleyball team was playing in the championship bracket.

The Lady Cats fell in two straight contests, first to Ranchview after falling in sets one and three, then getting swept by Rains to end their time in Wills Point. 

Sulphur Springs went 2-3 over the two day tournament, their second of three on the fall season. Including their win over Commerce and a home loss to Greenville, a 3-4 week brings volleyball’s season record to 9-5. 

The final tournament for Coach Dorner’s squad in Edgewood is played Thursday and Saturday, Aug. 25 & 27. 

Before that though, the Lady Cats look to snap their two-game losing streak Tuesday when they travel to Quinlan to take on Ford HS. 

That game begins Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 P.M. 

Volleyball on Wood Floor with net

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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