Timberview looks to heat up in 2nd half of district

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District 7-5A begins its second run through the schedule this week, and for second-place Timberview, the chance to improve started Tuesday.

The Lady Wolves were set to take on Duncanville, a team that beat Timberview the first time out in a five-game match. The game was played after the press deadline, but game scores can be found at dfwvarsity.com.

Timberview head coach Beth Wills said the loss to Duncanville was a match that got away from the Lady Wolves after winning the first two games.

“We can still make a run for the playoffs, and even make a run for the district championship,” Wills said.

The Lady Wolves were 5-2 in district heading into the Duncanville game. Mansfield was in first place at 6-1.

Midlothian is tied with Timberview at 5-2, but the Lady Wolves posted a win over the Lady Panthers last week.

“We’re still in a pretty good position,” Wills said. “We know what the personnel is on the other teams,” she said of seeing her district rivals for a second time.

The Lady Wolves are taking care of some nagging issues at the right time.

“We’re inconsistent at times but we’re ironing out things,” Wills added. “Friday, we played pretty well. We made some errors but worked them out. Unforced errors will kill you if you get them in waves and don’t correct t them. We played a complete match on Friday.”

Although Timberview lost their first game, the Lady Wolves made up for it from that point on.

“The kids are playing so much better as a team,” Wills said.

Besides the Duncanville game on Tuesday, DeSoto is on the slate for Friday and presents a tall order if the Lady Wolves are to beat them a second time.

“We’re making good progress. We’re fortunate that we don’t have one superstar. The team is very well balanced, which gives us a lot a different of options. But Duncanville and DeSoto are pretty tough,” Wills said. “DeSoto is very tall and they’re capable of doing really well. If you have an off night anyone can get in there and beat you in this district.”

•  Mansfield beat Cedar Hill on Friday in three games and now has DeSoto and Midlothian this week. It was DeSoto that handed the Lady Tigers their lone district loss in the first game of the district schedule this year.

In District 15-4A, Summit and Legacy are in a three-way tie with Red Oak for second place (5-2 district marks) behind leader Waxahachie (7-0).

•  Legacy has the edge as it won the match-up against Summit in a five-game win on Sept. 13. The Lady Bronocos were set to play again on Tuesday. Legacy then has a chance to put a blemish on Waxahachie’s perfect mark on Friday when they meet again.

•  Summit will host Lake Ridge (3-4) on Friday.

Still within striking distance of a playoff spot, Lake Ridge has Sequin on Tuesday after beating Ennis in three games on Friday.

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