Centennial ends losing skid
Things went better for Centennial’s volleyball team Tuesday then they had in the Lady Spartans last two District 9-5A matches.
After dropping back-to-back district matches to Granbury and Cleburne, the Lady Spartans opened the second half of 9-5A play with a 25-23, 25-11, 25-18, home victory over Everman.
The result kept Centennial (18-16, 6-2) in third place, a game behind second-place Cleburne and two games behind district-leading Granbury.
The Lady Spartans play Friday at Arlington Seguin and Tuesday at Joshua. Centennial’s next home match will be Oct. 14 against fourth-place Burleson.
“It was a good night for us,” Centennial coach Jessica Ransom said. “It was nice to see us coming back with a little fire. Everman played us tough in the first game but the girls were able to respond and play our game and we came out on top.”
As is usually the case, senior middle blockers Lake Cash and Marissa Thompson drew praise from Ransom for their play against the Lady Bulldogs. She said the Lady Spartans were able to run their offense through the pair.
“I was really pleased with the play of Molly McCalla,” Ransom said. “We used her at left side and outside side hitter and she delivered.”
The win came on the heels of a 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 loss at home Friday to Cleburne.
“Cleburne just out played us,” Ransom said. “We controlled the game more tonight. We passed consistently, were able to get the ball to our hitters and they put the ball away. That was something we weren’t able to do consistently against Cleburne.”