The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats got off to a slow start, but they had a dramatic ending.
After losing 18-25 Thursday at home in opening volleyball action against the Mount Vernon varsity, they went into hyper drive. The Lady Cats took the remaining sets 25-21, 25-11 and 25-23.
The win over Mount Vernon was the first in at least four years coaches said.
Jessye Castro paced the team with 11 kills and four blocks; Sarah Womack, nine kills, four blocks; Desi Debase added seven kills. Katie Barnett added 19 assists and Jacey Mitchell added 13. Sidney Dietze had 14 digs, Womack added 13 and Molly Johnston, 11 digs.
Johnson had four services ace and Debase added three. Mieke Van Benthem and Sharetta Hill also blocked well at the net.
“We started slow and behind, but battled back to win. I am proud of the girls to stay focused after one set to win the next three. Our serving improved a ton last night,” said Allison Irvin, Lady Cats head volleyball coach.
In freshmen action, Sulphur Springs rolled to wins 25-17, 25-23.
The Sulphur Springs junior varsity went up against varsity competition in the Cumby tournament Thursday.
Sulphur Springs won 25-18, 25-19 over Tom Bean.
The Lady Cats JV lost 21-25, 13-25 to Bells and fell 11-25, 23-25 against Quinlan. The team plays Saturday at 9 a.m. in bracket action.
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