The Sulfur Springs Girl Cats volleyball group opened their season on a robust notice, profitable every of their first three video games. After that, the Girl Cats adopted by profitable six of their subsequent 9 video games, beating Miller Grove, Group, Paris, Mesquite, Brook Hill and Commerce to open their season with a document of 9-3.
From there, issues began to get away from Sulfur Springs, because the wins started to develop into much less frequent. A four-game shedding streak dropped the Girl Cats document to underneath .500, although they didn’t let that get them down.
Since then, the Girl Cats have bounced proper again, profitable three of their final 4 video games. Sulfur Springs opened that stretch by beating Redwater 3-1, profitable three straight units after shedding the opening set.
A 3-0 loss to Melissa put them again on the .500 mark, however back-to-back wins over Clarksville and Pioneer Tech & Arts Academy put them again at 14-12 and feeling good going into district play.
Of their present two-game profitable streak Sulfur Springs was capable of sweep each Clarksville and PTAA, profitable two of the units over Clarksville by double-digits. Their win towards PTAA was much more dominant, profitable in straight units by scores of 25-5, 25-18 and 25-7.
The Girl Cats have been nice at residence this yr, profitable eight of their first 13 residence matches. They’ve additionally been stable on the street, going 4-2. Match play has been the place Sulfur Springs struggled, going 2-5 on impartial territory.
With event season behind them, the Girl Cats enter district play, and might be seeking to attain the publish season for the fourth consecutive season. They may even be seeking to advance previous the primary spherical once more, one thing they’ve carried out in two of their final three journeys to the publish season.
District play begins Saturday, at midday, when Sulfur Springs travels to Paris. The 2 groups have already confronted one another as soon as this season, when Sulfur Springs was capable of pull out a 2-1 win in event play.
The district opener needs to be a really tight match, as all three units have been shut of their first battle. Sulfur Springs gained the opening set 25-23, earlier than falling 25-22 within the second set. The third and ultimate set was simply as shut, with Sulfur Springs as soon as once more popping out on prime, 25-22.
The Girl Cats will keep on the street for his or her second district sport as effectively, once they journey to Liberty-Eylau Tuesday, Sept. 27. Their first residence district sport will come subsequent Friday, Sept. 30, once they play host to North Lamar.
Offensively, the Girl Cats have gotten manufacturing from plenty of totally different gamers, together with seniors all the way in which to freshmen. Senior Addisyn Wall leads the group with 175 kills, with junior Mary Taylor behind her with 120 kills.
Freshman Rainey Johnson is not far behind, accounting for 83 kills thus far, and sophomore Kyra Carter has additionally gotten off to a robust begin to the season, racking up 76 kills.
Setting issues up has been sophomore Trinity Jefferson, who’s making a robust contribution in her first yr on varsity. Jefferson leads the group with a powerful 414 assists, averaging simply in need of six assists per set.
Defensively it has been senior Laney Hurst who has paced the way in which. Hurst has a team-high 240 digs, racking up nearly 10 digs per match. That’s such a excessive quantity, that no person else on the group has greater than 100 digs thus far, although Wall, Kinley Friddle, Jefferson and Mali Maeker all have 90 or extra.
Sulfur Springs and their followers are excited to open district play. With 26 video games and 75 units already underneath their belt, the Girl Cats are prepared to start their march in the direction of a fourth consecutive playoff berth.