Lady Bobcats avenge sole district loss in two-win week

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The Byron Nelson volleyball team improved to 8-1 in district competition with two impressive victories last week, and coach Libby Pacheco said she believes her team is progressing exactly as it should be at this point in the season.

The Lady Bobcats played Denton on Tuesday, after the press deadline; see dfwvarsity.com for the result. The team will travel to Wichita Falls at 6 p.m. on Friday night, and Pacheco said people should not be fooled by the Lady Coyotes' sub-.500 record.

“Wichita Falls is always tough to play at their gym,” Pacheco said. “A lot of people have had problems there this year. They will be really scrappy, and we will have to play our game and minimize our errors to get the win.”

Nelson avenged its only district loss on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over Denton Guyer, and Pacheco said her team did a great job in one area in particular.

“I was really excited that we were able to execute our game plan,” she said. “We had been working for a couple of weeks on getting more people involved, and it came to fruition on Friday night. We also had a couple of players really step up. We were able to control errors on both sides of the court.”

Pacheco said three of her players performed especially well in the game for Nelson.

“Elizabeth Pennington had a great game for us,” Pacheco said. “Haley Tippett and Delaney Duis both really stepped it up as well.”

At 8-1 in district heading into Tuesday night and in a tie for first place in the district standings, Pacheco said she is pleased with how her team is progressing at this point.

“As a coach, you want to always make sure that we are peaking at just the right time,” Pacheco said. “I feel like we still haven't peaked, which is a good thing, because we are still learning and growing.

“It's a good feeling to win that match against Guyer, because pretty soon, we'll be able to start focusing on the post season and seriously talking about it,” Pacheco said.

•  Over at Northwest, the Lady Texans remain firmly entrenched in third place in the 4-5A district standings entering this week, with a clean sweep of Richland and Haltom last week.

Northwest played Central on Tuesday night and will host Southlake Carroll at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

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