HS Volleyball: District 13-6A Week Ten Recap

By: Jake Wilson
| Published 10/30/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The last week of district play has finished for the teams of District 13-6A. The Grizzlies of Grand Oaks have remained the top team in the district, but beneath them was where the final standings for the playoffs were solidified.

Oak Ridge vs. Willis

The Lady War Eagles hosted their last match of the season against the Willis Ladykats on Tuesday night, having already clinched their spot in the playoffs.

Despite knowing that their season was already over, the Ladykats fought throughout the match to force close sets. Oak Ridge responded with the same scrappy energy they had shown throughout the season. The Lady War Eagles double the Ladykats on their total blocks in the match, allowing the established leads to grow comfortably. It was three straight sets and three straight wins for the Lady War Eagles to seal the team’s victory and their fourth-place spot in the standings.

With the win behind them, the Lady War Eagles turn their attention to MacArthur for a Monday matchup at the M.O. Campbell Center.

Conroe vs. College Park

The Lady Cavaliers looked to complete their sweep of the Lady Tigers in a road matchup, which put them in hostile territory.

The traveling support for College Park neutralized an electric Conroe gym, and the play of the Lady Cavaliers added to the silencing of the Conroe crowd. A forceful attack from College Park forced hits through blocking attempts from Conroe, leading to points coming off deflections or misread dig attempts. The steady use of this hitting strategy fueled the Lady Cavaliers to victory as they took home the win in straight sets. A full story is available on The Woodlands Online Sports for a deeper analysis and interview with the College Park program.

The win forced multiple tiebreakers to come into play, which ultimately forced the Lady Cavaliers to settle for third place in the final standings. Having clinched a spot in postseason play, College Park will host their playoff match against the Westfield Lady Mustangs on Tuesday.

New Caney vs. Caney Creek

A rivalry match was in store for the Caney schools, who faced one another in the last game of the season for both teams.

In the only match that went beyond three sets, both New Caney and Caney Creek battled for points in every individual set. Caney Creek looked like they would come away with the straight-set victory after winning the first two, but a nail-biting five-point win by the Lady Eagles in the third forced additional sets to be played. A back-and-forth set took place where the Lady Panthers and Eagles scrapped for significant runs that would propel their team ahead in the hopes of winning the match. The final push came from the Lady Panthers, who took home a 3-1 set victory, ending their season positively.

Grand Oaks vs. Cleveland

The Grand Oaks Lady Grizzlies looked to continue their perfect district run with a match against the Lady Indians of Cleveland.

From the opening set, it was clear that Grand Oaks was playing volleyball on another level compared to their opponents. Cleveland failed to score double-digit points in any set throughout the entire match. The closest the Lady Indians got was in the opening set, where they put up seven points. Grand Oaks meanwhile took unprecedented leads that allowed them to comfortably come away with a victory in straight sets, completing their domination of 13-6A.

The straight-set win establishes Grand Oaks as the undefeated champions of 13-6A. Their reward is playing Aldine Nimitz on Monday night at the M.O. Campbell Center, hoping to advance their powerful push onto the state-wide stage.

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