NZ off to slow district start

Posted 10/8/19

The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team fell to 0-3 to begin their district slate with a pair of losses to Iola on Oct. 1 (6-25, 14-25 and 16-25) and Leon on Friday (13-25, 11-25 and 22-25). They returned home to NZHS on Tuesday in search of their first league win of the season against Normangee.

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NZ off to slow district start

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The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team fell to 0-3 to begin their district slate with a pair of losses to Iola on Oct. 1 (6-25, 14-25 and 16-25) and Leon on Friday (13-25, 11-25 and 22-25). They returned home to NZHS on Tuesday in search of their first league win of the season against Normangee.

“(Leon and Iola) were tough matches,” said head coach Melissa Padgett. “We rallied really well with them, but they won the rallies mainly due to our unforced errors. Iola does not make mistakes and Leon’s arsenal of hitters eventually found a way to get the kill, no matter how many balls we picked up.”

Cheyanne Wallin led the way for the Lady Mustangs in the Iola loss with 15 digs and five kills. She was followed by Samantha Moore with 12 assists and eight digs and Katelyn Crocker with 19 digs.

Wallin recorded nine kills to lead the team against Leon to go along with five digs. Moore led the way with 11 assists while Jordan Barrington and Crocker recorded 14 and 17 digs, respectively.

“We need to beat Normangee and Lovelady and then move forward to round two,” said Padgett. “We just need to execute in order to take over the big matches, we are still making too many errors. I am ready to be off of the road and settle in at home for a few matches.”

Including Tuesday’s home contest against Normangee, the Lady Bulldogs have four out of five straight games at NZHS as they attempt to bounce back. On Friday, they will host Lovelady to conclude their first stint in district.

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