Lady Cats split two matches
by Bruce Harper
Oct 13, 2012 | 751 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SKIDMORE ­— The Skidmore-Tynan Lady Cat volleyball team had a good week, going 1-1 in their two matches. The S-T girls took four sets to down Mathis and then lost to district front-runners George West on the Lady ‘Horns home court.

“It was a good win for us against Mathis. We have been on a two-game win streak after beating San Diego and Freer, so it was good to continue to build on our recent success,” said head coach Tim Stowe.

“We are going to have to win a lot of these games in the second round of district to have a chance to make the playoffs.”

The Lady Cats won the first set of the best of five match-up last Tuesday 25-18. The second set went to the Lady Pirates in a close contest 25-22. But, the S-T girls regrouped and captured the next two sets by the scores of 25-18 and 25-23 to grab the 3-1 victory.

Lady Cat Emily Salinas had seven aces while Amy Berthold added six aces and hit for seven kills in the four sets. Amber Hughlett contributed six kills in the win.

“We have been having great practices and my athletes are working hard. All that hard work is starting to pay off with some wins,” Stowe said.

The Lady Horns were too strong and tall for the Lady Cats. The home team earned an easy 25-9 victory in set one of the best of five. The Lady Cats picked up their play a little in set two but the tough Longhorns prevailed 25-14. The third set was even closer and the S-T girls were out front early, but the home team came on late to capture the third set 25-19.

“We started off a little flat, and George West was prepared as ever in that first game. They did everything right, and we struggled to find our game a little bit,” Stowe said.

“The second game we did a little better job of scoring, but continued struggling on return serve.”

The third set was more in line with how their coach wants the S-T team to play.

“In the third set, we did much better all the way around. Returning serve was better, our defense was much better, and we did a decent job of attacking. Our confidence grew with each game,” Stowe said.

“I was proud of how our team responded after losing the first two games.”

The S-T girls played San Diego on Tuesday night on the Vaqueros’ court and hosted Taft on Friday evening.
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