By Audra Paine, TSB Staff
McKinney Boyd’s road victory sets up a District 10-5A showdown against Plano High on Friday night for first place.
The Lady Bronco volleyball team came to play Tuesday night against Plano West, looking to even up the season series record after losing to the Lady Wolves 3-0 in the District 10-5A opener in September. Boyd took the match in four sets, winning the first 25-21, losing the second 21-25, but then coming back with outstanding energy and crushed the Plano West defense with two wins in the last sets, 25-13 and 25-18.
Boyd improved to 5-1 in District 10-5A, while the Lady Wolves dropped to 4-2. With the Plano win over MHS, both the Lady Broncos and Lady Wildcats are tied at 5-1 heading into their match this Friday night at Boyd.
In the first match the Lady Broncos figured out that in order to beat Plano West, they were going to have to back each other up, and that’s exactly what they did. All night long the girls played and fought for each point not giving up for anything. After all, this was one of those games that determines placement in the playoffs no less.
In sets three and four, the Lady Broncos turned up the heat and reversed the rolls by changing the momentum to their own. By doing so, the girls earned every point they got. They passed well, blocked the Lady Wolves offense consistenly, and if it got past the block, the defense was there to back them up with a dig.
As for the Lady Bronco offense, Tori Turck and Parker Shepherd ran the show, setting up perfect play after perfect play so that the outsides, Kelly Koop and Megan Mollett, could continue to kill it.
The showdown for first place in District 10-5A will take place Friday night at Boyd between the Lady Broncos and the Plano Lady Wildcats. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
The Lionettes were defeated at home by Plano 3-0 on Tuesday night. The scores of the match were 22-25, 15-25, and 14-25. MHS dropped to 0-6 in District 10-5A and are now two games behind Allen and Plano East for the fourth playoff spot.
They can pick up a game on Plano East when they face the Lady Panthers this Friday night at East. Game time is 6 p.m.
McKinney North hosted Wylie East on Tuesday night and were defeated 3-0 to drop to 4-6 in District 13-4A. The scores of the match were 14-25, 19-25, and 21-25. Allison Camp led the team offensively with five kills and two aces, while Lindesy Denne led in assists with 10 for the match. Lexey Wilson continued to work in the back row and led the team with 10 digs on the night.
The Lady Bulldogs have four games remaining in the season and currently sit in 5th place in District 13-4A, one spot out of earning a playoff berth. North will travel to first place Lovejoy on Friday night, looking to give the Lady Leopards their first loss of the district season. Game time is 5:30 p.m.