“Our fresh and JV teams both suffered their first loss of the season in Three Rivers. Both were close contests. The fresh team lost the first game, won the second game and lost the third,” said varsity coach Tim Stowe.
“It was good for them to be tested. I think that the loss will help refocus both the fresh and JV, and they will play much better against Woodsboro next Tuesday.”
The Lady Cats played well, according to Stowe, but came up on the wrong end of scoreboard in three straight sets. The Lady Bulldogs captured the first set 25-13 and then downed the visitors 25-14 in set two for the 2-0 lead. The Lady Cats could not rebound to force a fourth set as the TR girls took the third set victory at 25-12.
“We played solid all the way around tonight. Three Rivers had some great athletes and were well coached. They covered the floor really well,” said Stowe.
“All season long, we have done a good job of making runs and scoring points. Tonight, we weren’t able to make any runs.”
The head coach did see some progress in the match for his Lady Cats.
“I am very optimistic with the level that our team played. We attacked much better than we had in the past. The thing we could have done better tonight was serve,” Stowe said.
“We would have a great defensive play, great attack, and then we would miss a serve.”
The Lady Cats were busy the rest of the week and got right back on the court on Thursday when they began play in the Jourdanton tournament. Friday night, the Lady Cats will travel to Agua Dulce. The Jourdanton tournament winds up with the championship matches on Saturday.
“We have a lot of good things that we did against Three Rivers that give us momentum going into our tourney that starts Thursday,” Stowe said.