The Robstown Lady Cotton Pickers have a goal - advance in the playoffs further then last season.
The Lady Cotton Pickers finished in third place in District 31-3A their first season in Class 3A, after years of playing in Class 4A.
Last season, the Lady 'Pickers were one game away from the Class 4A Region IV finals, but lost to Vista Ridge.
This season, the University Interscholastic League has postponed Robstown's playoff drive against the Raymondville Lady Bear Kats in Raymondville until further notice because of growing swine flue outbreak concerns. Despite the delay, Robstown is looking forward to playing an opponent they are not too familiar with.
"We don't know much about Raymondville, but it might be better that way," Lady 'Pickers head coach Sart Perez said. "We just told the girls to go out there and play our game."
The Lady 'Pickers ended their first season in Class 3A with a record of 14-12 overall and 10-4 in district. Robstown finished third, behind second place Ingleside and first place Sinton.
Robstown finished the season with some injuries, but can head into their upcoming showdown injury-free and ready to get things rolling.
"We had some injuries towards the end of the season and we also had some players that were sick, but we are good to go now," Perez said. "We feel good right now and we like our chances in the playoffs."
Perez said although they don't know much about Raymondville, they do know that they can't take any opponent lightly. He also said their goal doesn't change despite dropping down to 3A.
"Our goal this year is the same as last year when we were a Class 4A program," Perez said. "That goal is to get past the semifinals. We aren't sure how the 3A teams are or how good they are, but that doesn't change our mindset…we still have the same goal and that is to advance further then we have before."