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Lady Cats fly by SeaHawks in four
by Bruce Harper
Aug 23, 2013 | 201 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SKIDMORE – It took four tough sets, but the home-standing Lady Cats prevailed over the Riviera-Kaufer SeaHawks on Friday. Scores of the sets were 20-25, 25-20, 25-25 and 25-22.

“Overall, I’m very proud of how our team played tonight. We are making progress, and that excited me,” said head coach Tim Stowe.

The SeaHawks captured the first set, but the Lady Cats pulled things together to sweep the next three for the 3-12 victory in the best of five match.

The victory improves the S-T girls’ season record to 4-4 on the year through Friday’s match.

Isabel Jimenez led the offensive surge with 13 kills in the match, dominating the net play for the Lady Cats. Amy Berthold also came up with 13 kills on the night and steadied the defense when she was on the back line, according to Stowe.

“Star of the game was definitely Isabel Jimenez. She is only 5-6 but played like a six-footer at the net tonight. Every time Riviera overpassed to us, she made them pay,” said Stowe.

“It was great to see her and the team so pumped up and excited.”

Berthold drew equal praise for her play on the court, both at net and on the back line.

“Amy Berthold also played big for us. She hits the ball hard on attacks but also has a knack for tipping at the right time,” Stowe said.

“The most important thing Amy did for us though was anchor us on defense. Her back row passing was excellent.”

The S-T JV girls won in two straight sets, overpowering the young SeaHawks, 25-12 and 25-10. Amber Gutierrez helped in the victory with 21 points off her service game for the Lady Cat JV in the two sets. Samantha Moore, Debra Wilder, Whitley Rix and Alyssa Alaniz all served well and provided scoring for Skidmore.

The score for the freshman match was not available, but coach Stowe remarked that the ninth-grade squad did make it a clean sweep for the Lady Cats.

The Skidmore-Tynan girls played Bee County rival Pettus on Tuesday afternoon in Skidmore. The Lady Cats are off this weekend but will host Three Rivers on Tuesday night in a dog-and-cat squabble. The freshman contest gets underway at 5 p.m.
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