The Calallen Lady Wildcats claimed the 31-4A district title outright with a 3-0 sweep over Kingsville on Oct. 18. The Lady 'Cats had already won a share of the title with their win over Flour Bluff the week prior.
The win over Kingsville guarantees Calallen 31-4A's number one seed in the playoffs.
Prior to the game, the entire volleyball program honored their families on parents night. The girls also wore pink t-shirts for warm-ups, as well as pink hair ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The Lady Wildcats started off rocky in the first set with an early 6-1 hole. But there was little Kingsville could do to hold the Lady Wildcats down for good, as Calallen came back to take the set, 25-14. They kept a high intensity level for wins of 25-10 and 25-8 in sets two and three.
The Lady Wildcats had an open date Friday before their regular season finale at Moody Tuesday. Results for the Moody game were not available as of press time. The bi-district round of the playoffs is scheduled for Oct. 31 or Nov. 1.
The Robstown volleyball team lost Friday to second-place Orange Grove.
The Lady Bulldogs came out strong in the first set, winning 25-18. Robstown controlled much of the second set, before Orange Grove pulled away from a 14-14 tie to win, 25-18. The comeback sprung the Lady Bulldogs to dominate in set three for a 25-7 win, giving them the 3-0 sweep.
Despite high expectations, the Lady Cotton Pickers will miss the playoffs this year.
“We started the season off pretty strong,” Coach Lolly Arevalo said. “We didn't end as well as I expected. We had a lot of experience coming in and high expectations. It just didn't work out.”
The Lady Cotton Pickers volleyball program will lose seniors Clarissa Carrizales and Belinda Riojas to graduation. Mia Tamez, Kayla Pena and Clarissa Reyna will look to lead the team in 2012 with as many as nine returning players.
“We're going to have the same expectations for next year,” Arevalo said. “We have a lot of experience, so I hope that works for us.”
The Lady Cotton Pickers wrapped up their season Tuesday against West Oso. Results for that game were not available as of press time.