The Lake Ridge volleyball team finished up the regular season with a win over Legacy to give the Lady Eagles the momentum and third seed heading into the playoffs this week.
Still, Legacy’s strong district showing also pushes it into the playoffs this week.
Other local teams still keeping the nets up include Summit and Mansfield.
Summit finished tied with Waxahachie for the district championship, but it’s Summit that earned the first-place seed by virtue of a coin toss.
Summit was to take on Dallas South Oak Cliff in the first round.
Results of the bi-district games were unavailable at the press deadline but can be found at dfwvarsity.com.
Playing in 5A’s Region II, Summit, should it win over South Oak Cliff, would play the winner of Longview and Whitehouse.
Mansfield was to play Coppell in the first round.
After being the odd man out in a three-way tie for first in the district, Mansfield lost to South Grand Prairie in a seeding game in five sets, 17-25, 25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12.
With a win, though, Mansfield would play the winner of Hebron and Byron Nelson.
For Lake Ridge, the pairing is with Dallas Kimball after securing the third-place spot.
“We came out and played well and played hard on Senior Night,” said Lake Ridge head coach Jessica Tyler. “We held our composure.”
Should the Lady Eagles get past Kimball, the next opponent would be the winner of Lindale vs. Pinetree.
Both possible opponents are East Texas schools, which Tyler admitted that she had little knowledge of currently.
With the focus being on Kimball, Tyler said she expects her team to follow its routine.
“We’ll come in and work hard,” she said. “We didn’t know who we would play until Friday night. Now’s the time to pick it up and peak. If our girls go in and play our game and stand strong, we’ll be OK.”
Legacy, still a strong team from a strong district, had Dallas Molina for its bi-district round game.
The Lady Broncos with a win in their first round would match up with the winner of the Corsicana and Sulphur Springs match.
Although the full details of the second round wouldn’t be set until Wednesday, Legacy head coach Amanda Shingleton said she has a preference to space out the games and play on Thursday.
The UIL allows teams to select a date of either Thursday, Friday or Saturday for the area round. The regional quarterfinals are set to be played Nov. 9-10.