Just a handful of games into the district volleyball schedule, there are match-ups looming which may set the initial order in the standings.
Summit, Legacy and Lake Ridge have no more than a single loss after Friday’s games, but this week may add to the order or chaos in District 14-5A.
Big games on tap over the course of the next week have Summit at Timberview on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Lake Ridge hosting Waxahachie on Friday.
Summit – before it travels to Timberview – must take on Red Oak in the early week game, while the Lady Wolves will play Red Oak on Friday. Summit will take a bye on Friday. The Lady Jaguars had already forged a 5-0 mark through last Friday’s win over Ennis.
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“We’re happy with our start,” Summit head coach Linda Alfaro said. “But, we know there are a lot of tough matches ahead of us still.”
Big wins already notched by Summit include four-game victories over Waxahachie and Lake Ridge, both of which were other playoff teams last season. Waxahachie is the defending district champion.
“I’m glad we could get those wins against Waxahachie and Lake Ridge early,” Alfaro continued. “However, we know they will be coming at us even harder the second time around. We have to stay focused and continue to work hard and improve.”
Lake Ridge is also looking to keep a district title opportunity in sight.
The Lady Eagles knocked off Timberview and Lancaster and were 4-1, after their sweep of Lancaster on Friday.
This week will have plenty on the line for Timberview as it has an early week meeting with Seguin and then hosts Waxahachie on Friday.
Legacy is just behind Summit, Lake Ridge and Waxahachie at 3-1, as the Lady Broncos’ first open date was Aug. 25.
By beating Timberview on Friday, Legacy put itself in position over the course of the next week to push all contenders.
Legacy head coach Amanda Shingleton said it was “a win we definitely needed after losing to Summit earlier in the week. We have four more matches to play in the first round, and we hope to pick up some momentum going into our bye.”
Legacy was taking on Lancaster on Tuesday, will then host Seguin on Friday and then travel to Waxahachie on Sept. 22.
Timberview, now 2-3 as of Friday, was playing Ennis and will have its Red Oak match on Friday.
Mansfield started the district schedule last Friday by beating Cedar Hill in four games, 22-25, 25-12, 25-16, 25-15.
“We came out a little rough the first game but the other three they played really well,” said Mansfield coach Taylor Elrod. “It was a good way to start off district.”
The Lady Tigers were at DeSoto early in the week and will play at Midlothian on Friday.