Lady Texans cap best season in 5A competition

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The Northwest volleyball team wrapped up its regular season last Tuesday with a 3-1 victory against Keller Fossil Ridge that gave the Lady Texans an 11-3 district mark, the best record it has enjoyed since becoming a 5A program.

Coach Dayna Horak said she was impressed with her team’s performance against Ridge with the exception of hiccup in one of the games.

“I believe that Camryn Berryhill had a double-double with kills and digs,” Horak said. “She played very well. We struggled a little bit in serve/receive in Game 2, but then we got it going again. Our offense was playing really well.”

With 2013 being the Lady Texans best season since becoming a 5A program, Horak said she could not have asked for much more from her team.

“I was very proud of the girls,” Horak said. “The girls seemed to really pull together and work well together. The team chemistry was really good. Offensively, our scoring power came from all the hitters, where we weren't just relying on one player. To be able to score and spread that option around really helped us.”

Horak said she has also been impressed with how the Lady Texans are performing heading into the postseason before the opening round on Tuesday night after the press deadline (see for results).

“I think they are really focused and really have a chance here to win this first round,” Horak said. “There is no doubt about it that they want to go further than any other team has gone before in 5A, so they have a lot to shoot for.”

Northwest had never been beyond the first round of the playoffs heading into its bi-district game with North Crowley on Tuesday night, and Horak said, among her players, that was a top priority heading into the season.

•  Over at Byron Nelson, the Lady Bobcats were also playoff-bound after wrapping up an impressive district run last Tuesday, and actually clinched the top seed in district after winning a tiebreaker with Denton Guyer 3-1 to get the top seed.

Nelson wrapped up the regular season with a 13-1 district record after losing to the Lady Wildcats in week two of district competition, rattling off 12 consecutive victories against district opponents including the tie breaker victory over Guyer.

The Lady Bobcats played Birdville High School on Tuesday night.

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