In set one, the home team dominated for a 25-13 victory for a 1-0 lead in the match. The hard-hitting Lady ’Horns made the fewer mistakes and created offensive strikes that found the floor to grab an early lead and keep the Lady Cats in check.
“We came into George West knowing they are a very good team. Coach Taylor has built a very strong volleyball program and has her team playing well right now,” said S-T head coach Tim Stowe.
Set two was pretty much a repeat of the first. The GW girls captured a 25-12 victory for the 2-0 lead. The Lady ’Horns and their strong service game and virtually mistake free defense produced the win along with better play at the net.
Set three had the Lady Cats mounting a charge but the Lady ’Horns prevailed 25-17 for the three-set sweep. Dolores Jimenez served well for the Lady Cats with two aces on the night. Coach Stowe also pointed out the defensive play of Mari Martinez for her “solid back row play.”
“We did a lot of good things, but also gave up a lot of points on our own errors. Our focus is now on Mathis,” Stowe said.
The Lady Cats hosted the Lady Pirates on Tuesday night.
“We need to clean up our game some, limit our mistakes, and good things will happen for us throughout district,” Stowe said.
The loss gives the Lady Cats a 6-9 record overall and they start district at 0-1.