Shiner stifles Kitty Kats
The Kitty Kat volleyball team concluded their season on Tuesday, Nov. 2, after falling short to the Shiner Lady Comanches at Victoria West. The team lost in round one of the playoffs; therefore, ending their season as Bi-District Qualifiers.
The matchup was a game of experience verses youth. The Yorktown team consisted of majority seniors and the Shiner squad was sophomore heavy. The Yorktown team was undefeated district champions having only lost one set to Austwell Tivoli. The Shiner team finished fourth in a tough district that consisted of powerhouse, Schulenburg. Game one was back and forth with neither team taking on a big lead. Seely Metting would take advantage of pushing to the open hole, garnering points for her team. Shiner’s Rylee Vancura was a threat from the outside as she would hit powerful line and cross court attacks. Most of the night, the Yorktown team was challenged in trying to find a way to contain such a explosive offense. After a back and forth battle in game one, Shiner called timeout after being down by a single point, 7-6.
The Kitty Kats would continue their run and not return the ball back to Shiner’s side until they were up, 10-7. Shiner would immediately miss their serve and it looked like the Kats had the momentum and possibly were going to take the game. However, it would soon be all square again at point 15. A free ball by Shiner resulted in an unforced error and the Kitty Kats were back on top, 16-15. The Lady Comanches were able to rotate sophomore Vancura back up to the front line. Coach Gomez called timeout to regroup her team with the match tied, 17-17. Vancura would deliver a big kill from outside down the line to pull ahead, 19-23. Yorktown would score once more but could not hold off the Lady Comanches, 22-25. Two crucial missed serves for the Yorktown squad late in the game was enough for the Shiner team to be able to execute the win.
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