Lindale clinches third with win over Lady Cats

From Staff Reports

Oct. 22, 2007 - LINDALE - The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats wrapped up the District 11-4A volleyball season on a tough note with a three-game loss to the Lindale Lady Eagles Friday night in the regular season finale.

Lindale won by scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-23 to clinch third place in the district standings.

"They played real well," said first-year coach Rachel Curtis. "We were excited and went out strong and couldn't pull it out. We hit well and it was a good way for us to end the season. Even those the scores didn't show it in the second game all three games were close."

In their final game of year, Curtis said all of the girls played consistent in the game as seniors Kamesha Hall and Amanda McGowin played solid in the back row and with their serving.

"All of the girls played consistent in the game and Kamesha and Amanda did well in their final games for us with serving and digging," the coach said. "Baleigh (Butler) and Krista (McMahan) had a good game as each girl had six kills and our net play was also strong throughout."

Curtis said with the team going 13-23 overall and 1-9 in district play in her first year at the school, the players found ways to buy into the program and the offseason will be big for the team in getting the players ready for next season.

"We are going to build strength over the offseason and we are going to pull up some of the girls from the junior varsity next year to help us out," she said. "The girls are really buying into the program and it will be exciting next year."

North Lamar won the district title with an undefeated regular season, while Paris finished second with a 9-1 record.

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