• Centennials’ Casey Hendrixson serves the ball during a match earlier this season.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Lady Spartans collect road victory

The offense that was lacking in a District 9-5A loss to Granbury on Friday returned Tuesday night as Centennial swept past Arlington Seguin, 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16, in the Lady Spartans first district road match.

“We talked about being better offensively,” Centennial coach Jessica Ransom said. “The big difference tonight was that our hitters put the ball away instead of relying on the other team to make errors. We worked hard on our hitting in practice Monday and were able to produce tonight.”

The road win helped the Spartans improve to 3-1 in district play. The Lady Spartans play at Joshua Friday and host arch-rival Burleson Tuesday night. Centennial will be protecting a five-match winning streak.

Junior right-side hitter Lauren Foster delivered seven kills and had a high hitter percentage in the win at Seguin. Senior defensive Carly Worthy drew praise from Ransom for her passing.

Putting up a solid block was an issue for the Lady Spartans in the their 26-24, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16 road loss Friday to Granbury.

“Our biggest problem in the Granbury game was our blocking,” Ransom said. “In the first two district games we were solid on our blocks. Even if we didn’t block it straight down we got good significant touches which helped our passing.”

That meant the Lady Spartans spent extra time working on improving their blocking.

“Friday night we didn’t get the touches that we had been use to getting,” Ransom said. “So we got in the gym and worked on that along with our hitting.”

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Centennials’ Casey Hendrixson serves the ball during a match earlier this season.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE