In the Battle of Highway 290, the Elgin Lady Cats (2-3) travelled west to Manor on Tuesday, October 6 and completely dominated the Lady Mustang squad in their home gym.
Elgin came out strong from the start, swinging hard and accurate and overwhelmed their opponent, on their way to winning the first set 25-11.
The Manor girls had no height to match Elgin front hitters and blockers, and the Lady Cats took full advantage, dominating that side of the net. Elgin continued to make timely kills and digs, winning set two 25-15 and finished off the match in set three 25-17.
Leading the Elgin squad in kills were Morgan Heine, Anna Navarro and Aliyah Frazier. Makiah Grant, Frazier and Anna Navarro all had a great game in the digs category. Cinthia Navarro had 10 assists, and Audrey Plummer was a monster on the net with 10 blocks.
Coach Deborah Wills Covault felt the strong start set the tone for the match. She was proud of her girls as the Elgin parents were strictly limited in attendance. As they prepare for Weiss, she feels the team must remain aggressive and intentional with hits and blocks.
The Elgin junior varsity team lost one set to two to the Mustang JV squad. The game was competitive the entire match and the last set could have gone either way.
The Elgin freshman team (3-1) took the victory over the Manor freshman in two straight sets 25-8 and 25-14. Coach Adam Adams feels his team is growing together more every day and is very excited the future impact this team will have on Elgin athletics.
The Pflugerville Weiss Lady Wolves roared into Elgin on Friday evening and left with a solid three straight set win over the Lady Cats 25-17, 25-18 and 25-23.
The Elgin JV (1-3) also lost the match two sets to one set. No information on the freshman game was available at press time.
The Lady Cats travel to Pflugerville Connally Tuesday, October 13, then host Bastrop on Friday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. Junior varsity and freshman games begin at 5:30 p.m.