WCS football struggles as volleyball bounces back

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In the first road game of the season in Irving on Sept. 20, WCS football was outmatched against Faustina Academy, losing 56-6.

After falling behind 24-0, WCS picked up a little momentum on offense with two first downs. Unfortunately for the Lions, they turned the ball over on downs and Faustina scored twice, extending the lead to 40-0.

Sophomore Austin Wheeling led the Lions to a touchdown with a pass in the endzone to sophomore Harley Jacques.

The score was 40-6, but the WCS defense allowed two more Faustina touchdowns, ending the game on a disappointing note.

“As a team, we have to go back and work on our fundamentals,” said Coach Steven Cox. “This is a game we will remember but, right now, we have to put it aside and be ready for next week.”

WCS (2-1) travels to Fort Worth to face the Hill School at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Volleyball

On Sept. 17, the Lady Lions played their second district game of the season on the road against Azle Christian.

Though WCS lost the first set, 25-16, the Lady Lions picked up their game in the second set, winning 27-25. However, WCS let up in the third and lost the next two sets 25-20, 25-14.

Senior Ashleigh Garvin had 8 assists and senior Kennedy Combs had 1 ace, 6 kills and 1 block.

“We came out extremely slow,” said Coach Debby Steensma. “The girls picked up some momentum in the first set and they carried it into the second set. The team let up their intensity in the third set and we made no adjustments in the fourth set.”

The Lady Lions bounced back later in the week on Thursday with a win in a district matchup against Victory Baptist.

WCS (9-2, 2-1) handily won the game in three sets 25-21, 25-17, 25-10.

Combs finished with 5 aces and 6 kills and Garvin had 1 kill and 5 assists.

“The girls did a great job,” said Coach Tim Barton. “We made some mistakes in the first two sets, but we got it together in the third.”

The next district game will be in Granbury at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 against Cornerstone Christian.

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