S-T girls fall to Freer Lady Bucks in four sets
by Bruce Harper
Oct 27, 2010 | 548 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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S-T Lady Cat D’Anne Wilder stretches to tip one over the net and out of the reach of the Freer Lady Buck defenders during Saturday’s match in Skidmore.
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The Freer Lady Bucks were in Skidmore on Saturday afternoon and defeated the host Lady Cats 3-1 in an important district volleyball match.

The loss leaves the S-T girls with a 10-3 district match and Freer sits with a 12-1 mark.

The match was to secure a top playoff seed but the Freer girls got their second win of the season over the Lady Cats by coming from behind and winning the final three sets of the four-set match.

S-T emerged from a close first set with a 27-25 victory. The Lady Bucks managed to tie things at 21-21. The two teams were tied four more times before set one was decided as the Lady Cats got the final two points for the win.

In set two the Freer girls jumped out to a fast start and they took a 11-3 lead before the Lady Cats fought back to get into the fray. The Lady Cats got as close as two points at 24-22 but could not force the set into extra points. Freer evened the match with a 25-22 victory.

Set three was a duplicate of the second. Freer again jumped out to an early lead at 8-2, and then saw the S-T girls scratch back into the contest. The Lady Cats held an 18-17 lead before Freer began to close out the set. The final was a 25-20 win for Freer.

That made it a 2-1 contest in the best of five match. The Lady Cats had to win set four to force a deciding fifth set race to 15 points. It never got that far as Freer pushed hard in the early stages and built an 11-4 lead. Momentum was with the Lady Bucks and they kept the Lady Cats at bay for an easy 25-13 victory and a 3-1 win.

“The Skidmore girls fought hard right to the end. They have some height and good hitters but our defense was what pulled us through,” said Freer head coach Martina Carrillo after the match.

Kathy Acosta led the Lady Cats’ offense with 16 kills on the day. D’Anne Wilder came up with 13 assists. Aaliyah East and Acosta both served two aces in the loss. Celina Acosta was big on defense for the S-T girls with 22 digs in the match.

The S-T junior varsity girls captured a two-set win at 25-21 and 25-17. The freshman contest also went to the Lady Cats in straight sets, 25-20 and 25-15.

The Lady Cats played the Bishop Lady Badgers on Tuesday night in their final regular season match.

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