The Summit volleyball team picked up wins last week over Cedar Hill and Timberview and remained tied with Waxahachie for the district lead, but the scramble lower in the standings is worth noting.
Legacy and Lake Ridge headed into their Tuesday regular-season finale with identical 10-5 district records.
Both will see action in the postseason, but the seedings and their bi-district matchups are still up in the air.
With the outcome of the games on Tuesday, teams were to convene on Wednesday to determine playoff pairings and game locations scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
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Legacy, which had beaten Seguin and then lost to Waxahachie last week, holds the first win over Lake Ridge from Sept. 25.
Even without the prior win, Legacy will be poised to take ownership, said head coach Amanda Shingleton.
“Anytime we step on the court, we want to win,” she said.
Lake Ridge also played Waxahachie last week and came up short in a five-game contest.
The Lady Eagles had their bye date on Friday and should be rested and ready to try and even the score with Legacy.
The competitiveness of the district has lived up to expectations, and each team in the league has a battle each week.
Shingleton said every opponent has been worthy of her squad’s full attention.
Such was also the case for Mansfield, as the Lady Tigers had come away with a win over Midlothian and Duncanville before dropping a game on Friday to South Grand Prairie.
Now, Mansfield finds itself in a three-way tie for the district lead with South Grand Prairie and Midlothian.
Mansfield was to finish on Tuesday with Grand Prairie and look to hold onto its share of the title before coin flips and seeding games ensue later in the week.
“Coming into the district season, I wasn’t sure about things,” Mansfield head coach Taylor Elrod said. “I’m very proud of what we’ve done. We’ve been playing really well together and come a long way. Overall, we’re playing steady and it’s increased throughout the season,” she said.
The bi-district matchup for Mansfield will come up with District 7-6A. Likely opponents will be Southlake Carroll, Coppell, Colleyville Heritage or Trinity.
Only Timberview has finished its season, and the Lady Wolves came just a few wins shy of being in the playoff mix. Timberview knocked off Red Oak and played Summit tough in a four-game match.
“It’s not what we had hoped for,” Timberview head coach Beth Wills said. “From the beginning, we were trying to play catch-up,” as many Lady Wolves hadn’t had summer select league experience.
“We were taking most everyone to four and five games. The girls learned how to fight and I’m real proud as to how we played down the backstretch,” she said.
Amaria Wright, a senior setter, drew special praise from Wills.
“She really kept us together and kept us in ball games,” Wills said. “Day in and day out, she really directed our offense. It will be a huge hole to fill. She’s been our backbone.”