HS Volleyball: District 13-6A Week Six Recap
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Great matches defined the previous week of volleyball action in Conroe ISD, with teams beginning their second round of opponents. The standings saw minor shifting, but windows of opportunity did open to some. With the playoffs on the horizon, the pressure is on for teams to play up to their opponents if they hope to reach postseason play.
The Woodlands vs. Oak Ridge
The Lady Highlanders continued their stretch of home matches, starting the week against the Lady War Eagles.
Home court advantage held strong for the Woodlands, with the first two sets coming down to the wire. Having the support of their fans, the Lady Highlanders clutched up five-point and two-point wins in the first and second sets, respectively. With the game on the line, the Woodlands handled business with a 10-point win to complete the straight-set sweep.
College Park vs. Grand Oaks
Looking to keep their streak of straight-set victories intact, the Lady Grizzlies hit the road to play the Lady Cavaliers in hostile territory.
The first two sets favored Grand Oaks despite the spirited fight that College Park demonstrated early in the match. The Lady Cavaliers did stay within reach of their opponents, however, only losing the second set by eight points with the hopes of claiming the third. College Park opened with a tremendous fight that carried the team to a 22-16 lead in the third set. With their backs against the wall, Grand Oaks rattled off an uncontested scoring run that brought the lead back and clinched the three-set sweep.
Willis vs. New Caney
With wins becoming a necessity for potential playoff spots, the Willis Ladykats opened the week at home against the Lady Eagles of New Caney.
Willis began the match with a clear desire to win, taking the first two sets by 10 points apiece. Having full control of the match and their opponents, the Ladykats fired on all cylinders to close out the game. A dominant 25-6 win in the final set pushed Willis closer toward the fourth-place spot in the district, needing a handful of losses from Conroe and Oak Ridge to seal the deal.
Caney Creek vs. Conroe
Conroe traveled to Caney Creek in need of wins if they hoped to steal the fourth-place spot in the district.
The Lady Tigers played with confidence against their opponents, swinging with force and benefiting from aces on serves. The Lady Panther defense scrambled to make plays while down but could not stop the offensive production of Conroe. The match ended in a straight-set victory for Conroe with a desire to keep the wins coming.
Cleveland vs. College Park
Looking to bounce back after their loss to Grand Oaks, the Lady Cavaliers made their way to Cleveland to face the last-place Lady Indians.
College Park prolonged their opponent’s struggles with a resounding victory. The Lady Cavaliers only surrendered double-digit points in a set once as the entire team played on another level. Offensive production kept the lead in hand, while defense prevented the Indians from making any strides.
The win keeps College Park in second place, with the tiebreaker over the Woodlands remaining due to their win over the Lady Highlanders.
Conroe vs. Willis
The Ladykats needed to keep the ball rolling with a win over the hosting Lady Tigers.
Willis demonstrated control to open the set with an eight-point win to open the match. They parlayed that success into a two-set lead that forced Conroe to go into desperation mode. The third set had to go beyond the normal 25 points due to the need to win by two. The Lady Tigers took the set, forcing a fourth set to keep the match going. Looking to finish out the night, Willis claimed the fourth and notched their second win of the week.
Grand Oaks vs. Caney Creek
The strongest team in the district had a home-court advantage as the Lady Grizzlies hosted the Lady Panthers.
The opening set demonstrated the tone of the match, as it finished 25-4 in favor of Grand Oaks. The second and third sets did not see much opposition posted by Caney Creek, with the most points scored coming in the third set with only 12 points.
The win continues the Lady Grizzlies’ steak of straight-set victories while also remaining unbeaten in district.
New Caney vs. The Woodlands
With the chance to claim second place still in the cards, the Lady Highlanders hosted New Caney.
The opening set would be as close as the match got, with New Caney posting 16 points in front of the road environment. The Woodlands continued to handle business by slowly lowering their opponent’s score throughout the match. A final set that saw the Lady Highlanders win by 15 points completed the sweep.
The Lady Highlanders sit behind College Park, with only the tiebreaker keeping the Lady Cavaliers in front.