Lady Mustangs open postseason

Posted 11/5/19

The Madisonville volleyball team completed their district season in second place with a record of 6-2 and competed in a Bi-District playoff matchup against the Huntington Red Devils in Crockett on Tuesday.

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Lady Mustangs open postseason

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The Madisonville volleyball team completed their district season in second place with a record of 6-2 and competed in a Bi-District playoff matchup against the Huntington Red Devils in Crockett on Tuesday.

“I feel like we ended our district play with a high level of confidence,” said head coach Kristen Hooten before the team’s Bi-District matchup. “I do really wish that we would not have had a whole week off before our playoff game. We did play in a couple of warmup games, but I did not feel like our intensity level was where it needed to be, but I also feel that it will be on Tuesday.”

The Lady Mustangs defeated the Red Devils on Sept. 17 in a non-district matchup at Huntington. Madisonville won in three straight matches by scores of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-18. Huntington finished the year with an overall record of 14-27, 3-3 in district play.

“We are fortunate to a play a team that we have already played this year, so we know a little more about what to expect,” said Hooten. “Everyone will bring their ‘A’ game in the playoffs, we just have to play our game to be successful.”

Just one season ago, Hooten’s first at the helm, an inexperienced Madisonville squad won just one game in district play. This year, they won six games and only lost to Fairfield, the district’s champion. They will now attempt to win the program’s first playoff matchup in recent memory.

“The girls are excited about making the playoffs and the chance to do something that has not been done in over ten years, winning a playoff game,” said Hooten. “This is a goal that we have been working toward all season long and I know we will be ready for the moment. I am sure we will be nervous because we are a young team that does not have the playoff experience, but the season we have had and the strides we have made have really boosted our confidence.”

If the Lady Mustangs advance to the Area playoffs, they will take on the winner of Lorena and Alvarado, who went head-to-head on Monday.

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