“We played our best match of the season last night. It is a great time to be playing well,” said Skidmore-Tynan head coach Tim Stowe on Wednesday.
The Lady Cats set the tone early as they bumped, set and got the kill on the very first serve of the match. The play had Amy Berthold receive the serve, and she passed to setter Haley Scott. The set was perfect as hitter Isabel Jimenez put it on the floor on the other side of the net for the kill.
“It was a simple play, but it gave us confidence to play the right way,” said Stowe.
The Lady Cats went on to a 25-12 win in the first set of the best-of-five match and took a 2-0 lead by downing the Vaqueros 25-15 in set two.
“We played well in those first two sets, but in the third set, we played really well,” Stowe said. “Charli Perron was able to serve 13 straight points for us and put the set out of reach.”
“Everyone was able to contribute last night,” he added.
The final score in the third set was a dominating 25-5 win for the Lady Cats. The victory improves their season record to 10-15 and keeps them in the playoff hunt in district at 4-6.
Scott finished the night with 12 assists while Perron added nine for the Lady Cats. Berthold hit for 12 kills over the three sets and Amanda House contributed six kills. Berthold also served for eight aces. Dolores Jimenez added another seven aces, and Perron served five aces for the Lady Cats. Isabel Jimenez blocked two San Diego hits while Berthold had one block.
The JV match went three sets before a winner was determined. The S-T girls earned a 25-14 win in set one, but San Diego came back to even the best-of-three match with a 25-17 victory in set two.
The Lady Cats regrouped and played much better in set three, according to their coach Holly Vasquez, and came away with a 25-12 victory to capture the match, 2-1.
Amber Leal served for 11 points in the third set and 14 overall to help get the win. Samantha Moore had eight points off her serve over the three sets while Katoie Stroman served for nine points in the match.
The win improves the JV record to 11-4 on the year and 5-1 in district competition.
The freshman girls remained undefeated in district (6-0) by capturing a straight set win, 25-11 and 25-10 over the San Diego girls. Overall, the freshman squad is 14-3 on the year.
Stephanie Nevarez and Izzy Hinojosa had good nights behind the service line for the Lady Cats according to coach Catherine Stowe.
“Overall, the girls communicated, hit the ball hard, made good passes and capitalized on free balls. I am happy with their performance and looking forward to next week’s game against Odem,” said freshman coach Stowe.
The varsity girls played host to the Taft Lady ‘Hounds on Friday. On Tuesday, all three teams will be in action at home against the Odem Lady Owls.