Lady Texans facing big week in district

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The Northwest volleyball team moved to 2-1 in district play with a 3-0 loss to Keller Central on Friday, but coach Dayna Horak said that her team played hard and that the district season is still young.

The Lady Texans played Carroll on Tuesday after the press deadline; see for results. They will square off with Keller at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at Keller High School, and Horak said she expects a difficult match.

“They are always a good program,” Horak said. “Their coach, Sylvia Ortiz, always does a good job with their team, and they are not anybody to take lightly, that's for sure.

Northwest lost three very close games to Central on Friday night, and Horak said after losing a heartbreaker in the first game, the team never seemed to regain composure.

“The first game, we had them down 20-13 and were playing pretty well,” Horak said. “Then we let them back in the game with some errors on our side. We ended up going 28-30 with them. The second game, we just couldn't really get back into rhythm. The first game kind of took some air out of our sails. In the third game, we fought hard, but weren't really firing on all cylinders. We only hit 16 percent, so we have to be better than that.”

The Lady Texans handled Haltom last Tuesday (25-13, 25-13, 25-15) to win their second straight district match, and Horak said her team looked pretty good.

“In the Haltom game, the kids came out really fired up and focused,” Horak said. “They played really well together. We still had our lag moments, and that is what we are working on is just trying to keep our focus throughout the match.”

Horak said she has been impressed with her team in one area early on in the district season.

“We have really good team chemistry,” Horak said. “The kids seem like they are really playing hard and enjoy playing together.”

•  Over at Byron Nelson, the Lady Bobcats were also 2-1 after the first three district contests, losing to Denton Guyer last Tuesday but rebounding against Denton with a 3-0 victory on Friday.

Nelson defeated Denton by scores of 25-19, 25-17, and 25-17 to improve to 2-1 on the district season.

The Lady Bobcats took on Wichita Falls Ryder on Tuesday after the press deadline and will take on Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. on Friday at Nelson High School.

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