Ladycats fight, fall to Vanguard


The Ladycats Kaitlyn Gipson knocks the ball by Waco Vanguard defenders during the second set in Friday night’s match at home. Mexia News photos/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

The Mexia Ladycats played three hard-fought sets Friday night, Aug. 23, against the Waco Vanguard Lady Vikings at home.

Vanguard ended up sweeping the Ladycats, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16.

Mexia’s Cheyenne Thompson, Jye Jackson, Mackenzie Bain and Kaitlyn Gipson all performed well in helping keep the Ladycats in the match and the scoring close.

Vanguard kept pounding the ball all night long and eventually found a soft spot in the Ladycats defense in the final set of the match.