Sulphur Springs never recovered from a slow start in a season-ending 3-1 loss in the Bi-District round of playoffs in Wills Point versus the Van Lady Vandals on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Lady Cat volleyball fell down 2-0 in sets, playing do-or-die from there.
Coach Bailey Dorner’s team made some mistakes, combined with a talented opponent in Van and volleyball had their work cut out for them.
The Lady Cats played hard throughout their Bi-District playoff game, but still ultimately fell short.
Set two saw a big lead for the Lady Vandals, but Coach Dorner’s team would not quit, fighting to the very last point. While they lost that set, they used their momentum to carry them to a set three victory, eliminating any chance of a sweep of the Lady Cats.
Winning set three, volleyball could only celebrate the win for so long as they still had to win set four, on top of that forcing a set five (which they also would have had to win to move on to Area).
Unfortunately for Sulphur Springs, they could not win set four; necessary to extend their season. A loss in set four eliminated the Lady Cats from the postseason.
Seven seniors saw their volleyball tenure in Sulphur Springs come to an end Tuesday.
It’s a tough end to an otherwise solid season.
The season-ending loss in the opening round of playoffs brings the Lady Cats’ record to 20-18 (6-4 district) and were the #3 seed from 15-4A. Sulphur Springs was swept in their warm-up game prior to falling in four sets in Bi-District.