NZ splits a pair

Posted 9/10/19

The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team split a pair of non-district matchups with a loss to Snook in four matches on Sept. 3 and a road sweep of New Waverly on Friday.

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NZ splits a pair

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The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs volleyball team split a pair of non-district matchups with a loss to Snook in four matches on Sept. 3 and a road sweep of New Waverly on Friday.

North Zulch battled the Snook Blue Jays without the services of one of their captains, Ana Osth. Osth is also the source of most of the height you will find on the team’s roster.

The shorthanded Lady Bulldogs got off to a good start with a 25-22 victory in game one over Snook. Katelyn Crocker was able to close out the first match after a missed Snook serve set the Lady Bulldogs up for the win. The remainder of the game would belong to Snook.

After an abysmal start that resulted in an 11-3 deficit, North Zulch came roaring back in the second match to give the Jays an interesting finish. A kill from Jordan Barrington cut the deficit to 23-21, but they would get no closer.

After another poor start in game three, North Zulch would fight their way back into it again with four straight service line points from Cheyanne Wallin. A Katie Douga kill would get them within five, but Snook was able to close it out for a 25-19 win.

The fourth and final game of the night was back-and-forth throughout until the Jays were able to build separation after a 16-16 tie. They would go on to win the game by a score of 25-17.

“We could have beaten Snook, but we made too many errors,” said head coach Melissa Padgett. “Not having Osth as a blocker was tough. We missed her stats and leadership, but (Barrington) did a great job stepping into her role and I am glad to know that she can handle the position if needed in the future.”

Osth returned to the court on Friday for the Lady Bulldogs and helped guide them to a sweep victory in New Waverly. The Lady Bulldogs won the matches by scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-22.

“There were a lot of errors made,” said Padgett. “But they were aggressive errors that were made in an attempt to put some new techniques in place that I implemented the day before. I will accept an error when it is an attempt to do something correctly, because eventually it will become a habit.”

North Zulch hosted Allen Academy at NZHS on Tuesday, which will be their final game until Sept. 20 at Livingston. They play just one time in 17 days before their first district matchup in Centerville on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

“I do not think it will impact us negatively to have some down time and to get caught up in school,” said Padgett. “We are going to attend a Texas A&M game and utilize the extra days of practice.”

The week’s split puts the overall North Zulch record at 23-9 as their non-district slate quickly comes to an end.

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