District 10-5A volleyball play is creating an early top and bottom half of the standings, but this week’s matches could lead to further separation.
While Waxahachie has a 3-0 mark in the early going, Summit, Lake Ridge and Legacy are all at 2-1.
Midlothian is also at 2-1, while Timberview is 0-3.
But with the standings in an early bottleneck, this week’s games could begin to sort things out. Or maybe the games will just redistribute a few wins and losses among the contenders.
A quick overview of the games upcoming has Summit taking on Red Oak (1-2) in the early week and then taking on Lake Ridge on Friday.
Tuesday has Summit playing Midlothian.
Lake Ridge, whose loss is to Waxahachie, will face Midlothian, have the Summit game and then face Legacy on Tuesday.
Legacy, after beating Timberview in four sets, lost to Midlothian. This week, the Lady Broncos will play Waxahachie, Lancaster and then Lake Ridge on Tuesday. Those three games will all be at home for Legacy.
“This week is an important week, as is every week,” said Lake Ridge head coach Jessica Tyler. “We face Midlothian, who proves to be a solid, tough team, and Summit, who is always a battle for us.
“This year our district is going to come down to each and every game,” she said. “We have to prepare for one at a time.”
No doubt, every week has critical games to be played and upsets are always ready to sneak in when there are competitive teams stocked in a district.
“It’s going to be interesting,” said Summit head coach Linda Alfaro. “We have some tough ones coming up in a row so we will need to perform well.”
Alfaro noted Red Oak always is a tough win on their home court.
Friday’s game with Lake Ridge is certainly on the mind of Summit when they return from Red Oak.
The next week for Summit, including the Midlothian game, will be capped off with a pairing with Legacy.
“We will see what we’re mad of, that’s for sure,” Alfaro said.
Either Timberview or Lancaster, although winless in district heading into the week, will emerge with a win streak of some sort.
The two teams face each other in the early week game. Timberview will then have Midlothian and Waxahachie in the next two games.
In District 4-6A, Mansfield enters a new grouping with the Arlington ISD schools and Fort Worth Paschal and North Crowley and has found the early going difficult.
The Lady Tigers, 0-3, will look to get on track as they take on Arlington Lamar, Sam Houston and Bowie in their next three games.