Ladycats open with 3-1 win over Wortham

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

Volleyball season is underway for the Mexia Ladycats and they couldn’t have asked for anything more Tuesday evening, opening the year with a 3-1 win over neighboring Wortham.
Mexia won the first two sets 25-21, 25-22, but fell in the third 18-25. The Ladycats regrouped in the final set to pull out a 25-17 win.
Coach Randy Barger’s team found themselves down early in the first set, 2-4, but after a huge kill shot by Keiana Keith, followed by a service ace from libero Destini Hutchison, the set was tied and the momentum seemed to begin to shift in favor of the Ladycats.
However, strong play by the Wortham Lady Bulldogs front players Ashley Mao, Skylar Phillips and Kayla Lansford helped keep them in the set with the score tied at 12-12 near the midway point.

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