The McMullen Cowgirls picked up their first win in District 31- 2A with a sweep of the Charlotte Trojanettes at home on Tuesday (25-17, 25-23, 25-13).
After dropping their first district match to Freer, getting their first district win was the biggest priority for the Cowgirls. But they knew they would get all they could from the Trojanettes.
“That was the biggest thing, just getting one under our belt,” head coach Darcy Stockton said. “Charlotte’s always scrappy. They do what they need to do. They’re a good, solid all-around team. So, I knew they were gonna give us a struggle. That made me feel better that they already had their first district win. I think we’re gonna go dominate other teams.”
Charlotte held multiple leads and looked to have the second set under control, taking a 6-1 lead early and knocking on the door of set point up 23-21. But three combined aces from Mia Campos and Julissa Cantu, and two kills each from Cantu and Jessalyn Sanchez wasn’t enough.
“They served well,” Stockton praised of her opponent. “The reason the second game was so close was because they started getting their serves in.
Part of the win for Mc- Mullen could be attributed to senior hitter Madison Sherrer. She finished with three of McMullen’s nine service aces, a team-high six kills and four blocks. Sherrer said she locked into this match on Monday.
“I felt really good coming into this game,” Sherrer said. “I really focused in yesterday, started to think about it. Today, everything just kind of clicked.”
But Stockton quickly passed an equal amount of credit to her other three seniors Brenda Beyer, Caroline McClaugherty and Reagan Moon.
Beyer finished with seven assists. McClaugherty had four kills, five assists, two digs and two blocks to her name as well.
“I mean, the leadership [Sherrer] has is great,” Stockton said. “But my other seniors are always encouraging. Brenda’s always encouraging, Madi’s always encouraging. I don’t ever like to highlight one person. I told them today, the reason we play well is because we have nine solid girls on the floor that can do work when it’s time.”
Charlotte’s Jessalyn Sanchez finished with a team-high five kills and two aces in the loss. Her sister, Mercedes, finished with 31 assists.
Next, McMullen (12-13, 1-1) will look to continue their momentum against rival Three Rivers on Friday. Charlotte (13-3, 1-1) will travel to Bruni this Saturday.
After opening play in District 30-4A with a five-set win over Cuero on Friday, the Pleasanton Lady Eagles fell to no. 18-ranked Geronimo Navarro in straight sets on the road Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles fell 20- 25, 15-25 and 13-25.
Pleasanton (12-18, 1-1) will host Poteet this Friday in 30-4A play.
The Jourdanton Squaws finished off nondistrict play with a four set win over Stockdale on the road on Tuesday.
The Squaws won 25-14, 17-25, 25-15 and 25-18 in their final tuneup before district play.
Jourdanton (7-18) will travel to Natalia this Friday to open up District 30-3A.
Poteet was idle on Tuesday.