Ladycats show athleticism early during tourney season

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports Editor

The Mexia Ladycats avenged their three-set loss to Centerville Thursday afternoon at the Fairfield Invitational Volleyball Tournament, beating the Waco Connally Lady Cadets rather handily Saturday morning, 25-13, 25-9.
Mexia trailed early in the first set, but after some phenomenal backcourt defense by Destini Hutchison and Jenny Vu.
Vu somehow managed to keep the ball in play after a tip that sent it sailing beyond the backline. Vu raced back and dove, extending out her arm to make contact and send the ball back towards play. Hutchison alertly moved the ball forward towards the net and the Ladycats - instead of losing the point - gained the score. Service by DeModesty Williams and Heaven Porch helped Mexia erase an 8-4 deficit to take an 11-10 lead.
The Ladycats reeled off another five points to extend their advantage to 16-10.

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