S-T VB girls continue win streak
by Bruce Harper
Oct 24, 2008 | 397 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Skidmore-Tynan varsity volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight games on Tuesday night in Odem with a three games to two victory over the Lady Owls.

The scores of the five games were 25-11, 25-11, 23-25, 17-25 and 15-10.

The victory gives the Lady Cats an 16-11 overall mark and a first place district record of 8-1.

The S-T girls captured the first two games fairly easily with identical scores of 25-11, but then the momentum changed. The home-standing Lady Owls got after the Lady Cats and screeched to a 25-23 win in game three and took game four 25-17 to even the best of five series at 2-2. The final game to 15 points went to the Lady Cats, 15-10, as their service game continued to shine.

S-T hit for 17 aces over the five games. Kathy Acosta and D’Anne Wilder connecting on four apiece. Kathy Mireles added three aces as did Jennifer Pueblo and Devon Wilder.

Defensively, Pueblo came up with a team-high nine digs while Mireles had eight. Samantha Villegas contributed four digs on defense and four Lady Cats (Devon Wilder, Stephanie Leal, Rachel Mengers and Justine Thomas) all had three digs in the win.

Mengers led the offense with 18 kills. Pueblo had four kills as did D’Anne Wilder. Devon Wilder and Acosta followed with three kills each and Mireles had two kills.

D’Anne Wilder blocked one Lady Owl hit for a point.

Odem defeated the S-T JV girls 25-17 and 25-13. It was the last game of the season for the JV squad that finished the year at 9-7 overall and 3-4 in district play.

The S-T freshman team also finished its season on Tuesday night with a victory in two straight games, 25-10 and 25-22. The win was the seventh in a row for the Lady Cats’ freshman team and gave them a perfect 7-0 district record while they completed a very good 11-2 overall mark on the season. Their only two losses were to 4A powers Flour Bluff and Port Lavaca Calhoun.

The varsity girls finished their district schedule last night (Friday) in Bloomington. The first serve was set for 5 p.m.

This will be the first time since 1999 that the Lady Cats will be playing volleyball in the postseason playoffs.

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