Lady Bobcats vying with Denton Guyer for district title

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The Byron Nelson volleyball team won two more games last week, improving its district mark to 12-1 and remaining in a tie with Denton Guyer for the top spot in District 5-4A.

The Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season on Tuesday with Lake Dallas. The game was played after the publication deadline; see for results. As the postseason approaches, Nelson head coach Libby Pacheco said she is feeling good about the way her team is performing.

“We're ready for the playoffs,” Pacheco said. “We've seen, and the players have seen, the improvements since the beginning of the season. I think they want to take that and see how far they are going in the playoffs.”

Nelson defeated Fort Worth Brewer 3-0 on Friday and Pacheco said that while the team sputtered a little early on, it was a good win for her team.

“I challenged them to not overlook Brewer and to take care of our side of the ball, since we are trying to prepare for the playoffs,” Pacheco said. “We definitely didn't overlook Brewer, and we did the things we needed to do to prepare for the playoffs.

“We had a couple of bumps in the first set, but after a quick reminder, they were able to get back on track. We had a little bit of low energy, but were able to refocus.”

Pacheco said her team has had exactly the type of district season for which she was hoping coming in.

“It could not have gone a whole lot better,” Pacheco said. “It has been a very good district season, because it was everything we played for in pre-district, which was to be able to able to compete in our district, and the girls have worked hard, and ended up here because of that.”

Pacheco said she has had great district seasons from Elizabeth Pennington, Haley Tippett and Delaney Duis, among other players.

The Lady Bobcats entered the final game positioned to open the playoffs against either Birdville or Saginaw Chisholm Trail.

•  Over at Northwest, the Lady Texans improved to 10-3 in district competition last week with victories over Keller and Keller Timber Creek.

Northwest was tied with Keller Central for second place in the District 4-5A standings heading into Tuesday night's game with Keller Fossil Ridge. See dfwvarsity for the final.

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