Lady Mustangs drop district opener
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls volleyball team dropped its District 25-4A
opener Friday at Leander against the Lady Lions.
Leander won in three, 25-11, 25-21, 25-11. The Lady Mustangs
were led on offense by Hayley Fishbeck with 10 kills on defense by Lacie Long
with 14 digs.
"Leander has a very respectable team with two great hitters
who hit from their left side,’’ Marble Falls coach Julie Downs said. "The Lady
Mustangs made adjustments in their game to play more competitively. However,
errors, missed serves and a 9-3 start to game three created a loss of momentum
that the Mustangs were not able to overcome. We fought to the last point
but never closed the margin.’’
The Lady Mustangs are 0-1 in district and 14-7 overall with
a Tuesday match against Cedar Park on the road.
"We will continue to practice strong, condition hard and
prepare for the ultimate goal of making it to the playoffs,’’ Downs said. "I
have confidence in our girls and their abilities and believe that we can
perform better and be successful.
Other statistical leaders were: Haley Coulter and Catie
Whitecotton with four kills each, Whitecotton with four blocks, Kaitlyn Naumann
with seven digs and Haley Coulter with 188 assists.
Other scores against Leander were a 25-19, 25-17 by the
freshmen and a 25-19, 20-25, 25-12 loss by the JV.