It’s come down to the final game of the district schedule – and maybe even a play-in game – to determine whether Mansfield Legacy will qualify for the volleyball playoffs.
Legacy entered the final game against Mansfield Summit a game behind Midlothian for the final open spot for the playoffs.
Should Legacy have gotten past Summit, a team the Lady Broncos had beaten 3-0 previously, Legacy will have to wait on the outcome of the Midlothian and Red Oak game on Tuesday.
The results of games played on Tuesday were unavailable at the press deadline, but can be found at dfwvarsity.com.
Legacy needed its win over Summit and a Red Oak victory to draw into a tie with Midlothian for the final playoff position.
The series between Legacy and Midlothian was a split, so a play-in game would be needed later in the week to determine the fourth seed from District 10-5A.
The Red Oak vs. Midlothian game also had implications for Mansfield Lake Ridge.
The Lady Eagles were in a second-place tie with Red Oak at 9-4 behind champion Waxahachie.
Red Oak beat Midlothian, 3-2, in their first match played at Red Oak on Sept. 30. It was to be a Senior Night affair for Midlothian on Tuesday.
With Lake Ridge taking on Mansfield Timberview in the final regular season game, a win and a Midlothian victory over Red Oak would give the second seed to the Lady Eagles.
A second-seed finish for Lake Ridge would pit it against District 9-5A’s Burleson Centennial.
Lake Ridge took a 3-1 win over Legacy last week after having to go to five sets with the Lady Broncos in their first match.
Lake Ridge head coach Jessica Tyler said that high-pressure atmosphere was much like a playoff game, as both teams’ district standings were on the line.
The fourth-place finisher – Legacy or Midlothian – would take on 9-5A champion Granbury.
Summit was 4-9 heading into the final game, while Timberview was 2-11.
Mansfield was to finish against North Crowley in District 4-6A.
The Lady Tigers had already beaten North Crowley earlier in their district schedule.
A win would wind up a disappointing season for Mansfield with a three-game win streak.