Volleyball looks aheads to district

Posted 9/19/18

The Madisonville volleyball team dropped two games this week to Centerville at home and Montgomery on the road.

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Volleyball looks aheads to district

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The Madisonville volleyball team dropped two games this week to Centerville at home and Montgomery on the road.

After the Lady Mustangs dropped their first match to Centerville last Tuesday, they were able to seize momentum and build a two games to one lead over the Tigers. However, Centerville camp roaring back to take games four and five and leave MHS victorious.

“(Tuesday) was a reality check for us,” said Madisonville head volleyball Coach Kristen Hooten. “We have been playing inconsistently for awhile now and have not been able to get back on track. It was a gut check and I feel like we had a lot to learn from a loss like that as a team and individually.”

On Friday, the Lady Mustangs dropped straight sets to the Montgomery Bears on the road by scores of 13-25, 19-25 and 16-25. Despite the loss, Coach Hooten felt that the team improved in a number of critical areas on Friday after speaking to her players about the future of their season.

“I told them that we are at a crossroad at this point and we had to decide how we wanted this year to go with district right around the corner,” said Hooten. “We spent a few days focusing on the mental aspect of the game and I am hoping we have matured beyond some of our struggles.”

On Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs returned home to host Conroe for their last non-district bout of the regular season. Hooten cited it as a great opportunity to build some momentum before they face off with the teams in their league.

Madisonville will hit the road for their first district matchup with Rusk on Friday. The Varsity game between the Mustangs and Eagles will start at 4:30. Madisonville’s first district game at MHS will be against Palestine on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

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