Volleyball head coach Rhonda Currey was pleased with the effort of all the Midlothian teams in the district opener against Arlington Seguin.
"The girls are playing good right now," Currey said. "We didnít come away with a win at Waxahachie, but we fought hard."
The Lady Panther varsity (1-0) took a 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 victory to open District 15-4A play.
The junior varsity turned back Seguin 25-16, 15-25, and 25-23. Top scorers were Candace halbert with five kills and Natalie Velazquez with four. Macy Freeman added three.
The freshman A team downed Seguin 25-13 and 25-9, while the B team defeated Seguin 25-14 and 25-11.
The varsity was led by 13 kills from Jackie Nunn. Meghan Morrow added seven kills.
Game one began with sophomore Cameron Hartson stepping up to serve the Lady Panthers to a 9-0 lead. During the run Midlothian had kills from Taylor Daugherty, Morrow, and Alicia Green as well as a pair of service aces.
Seguin managed to run off five straight points to trail 19-9, then had another run of six straight to close the gap to 21-18 before MHS rallied back to take the 25-23 win.
In game two, Hartson began with a 3-0 run before Seguin scrambled back. With the score tied at 10, Seguin manage a mini-run of four points to forge a lead.
Midlothian fought back to tie the score at 16, then went on to lead 19-16.
Seguin fought back again to tie the score, but a series of Seguin miscues and blocks by Green in the middle put the game away for the Lady Panthers, 25-19.
Game three was a battle with the score tied 10 times until the score was knotted at 15.
With the score at 17-16 in favor of the home team when MHS got a pair of points on mistakes by Seguin and then a kill by Green to run the score to 20-16.
The teams traded points until the Lady Panthers took the two point win.
Friday night the Lady Panthers made the trip to Waxahachie to take on the Tribe (2-0), winners over Corsicana in three games.
As always the matchup between Hachie and Midlothian was a barn burner.
The Tribe took game one 25-15. Midlothian rallied right back to take game two 25-23. Waxahachie prevailed in game three 25-21.
"We should have won the third game against Waxahachie," Coach Currey stated. "You just canít have let downs against a team that good."
The Tribe then took the match with a 25-18 score.
Last night the Lady Panthers travelled to Ennis where they upped their district record to 2-1 and 9-12 overall.
Friday the team will play host to Lancaster with first serve slated for 5:30 p.m.