COLLEYVILLE — Colleyville Heritage wrapped up the District 6-5A title Tuesday night in the same fashion it has have all season: a three-set sweep.
The Panthers stayed perfect in district play with a 25-15, 25-21, 25-17 victory over rival and second-place finisher Euless Trinity.
It’s coach Jamie Siegel’s third consecutive district title in five seasons. Her Panthers (31-6, 14-0 6-5A) will face Lewisville or Flower Mound Marcus next week in a bi-district playoff.
“I feel like we did some things well tonight, but I also thought it showed that we still have some little things to correct,” Siegel said. “The competition gets harder every week and now’s the time for us to keep working hard in practice and see how far we can go.”
One thing’s for certain: Heritage’s power-hitting game is on point as the playoffs get under way. Outside hitter Chandler Templin was vicious Tuesday, recording 13 kills. . Maddie Jones also had nine kills.
Trinity (36-7, 11-3), which will face Flower Mound in the first round next week, made things interesting in the second set. The Trojans rallied twice to tie the set and took a 12-11 lead after three Heritage errors. Trinity’s Piyusha Boteju had three kills in that stretch and finished with a team-high nine.
But outside hitter Rachel Hicks got in the mix for Heritage, recording three kills down the stretch, and Templin had two more to close it out.
“For me, I’m such an undersized hitter that I’m going to swing it hard,” Templin said. “I’m going to look for my spots, but I’m going to be aggressive.”
Said Trinity coach Mia Langi: “Playing a team like Colleyville, you’re going to play a speedy offense and it’s a good look at how we might be in the playoffs. I saw some things we did well, but we’ve got to figure out how to be better earlier.”
Special to the Star-Telegram
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