“We are excited at being in the position that we are in. We won all 10 district games and went 30-0 in district play,” said head coach Judy Whatley.
The straight set wins in the best of five match were all dominating wins as the Lady Cats served well and played well defensively. The offense was also on target, helping secure the trio of wins, 25-18, 25-13 and 25-14, over the Bloomington girls.
S-T hit for nine aces in the match with Celina Acosta getting five of them along with seven digs and seven kills. D’Anne Wilder had 15 of the team’s 22 assists.Wilder also came up with five digs. Rachel Mengers hit well along the net for 12 kills and she blocked four Bloomington hits for points and served two aces in the match. Kathy Acosta led the team with nine digs on defense. Carissa Whitehurst helped out with three digs on defense. Aaliya East contributed with two assists. Jennifer Pueblo added seven digs in the three games.
The S-T Lady Cats end their regular season at 22-7 and a perfect 10-0 in district. They have a first week bye in the playoffs and will get back on the court for their first postseason contest Nov. 5-7 against the winner of the bi-district match between the runner-up in District 31-2A and the third-seeded team in District 32.
“We do not find out who we play until this weekend. George West is one team and the other one depends on who wins between Rivera and Bishop,” Whatley said.
“I am very proud of our Lady Cats. We have been practicing very hard and remaining focused on our next goal. “