Dripping Springs proves Cedar Park’s biggest district competition


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In a game against Liberty Hill, sophomore Lindsey Ledyard serves the ball. The game against Liberty Hill was one of three games won on the first day of Volleypalooza. “Whenever they started catching up, we snapped out of our funk,” Ledyard said.

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Teams from around the district and the larger Dallas area descended upon LISD’s “Volleypalooza” Aug. 28-30. As one of the hosts of the tournament, the Lady T-Wolves won against Klein Collins High School 2-0 on the first day of the tournament, as well as Waco Midway 2-1 and Liberty Hill 2-0.

They won against Anderson 2-0, but lost against Rudder and Alvin on the second day, both games ended 1-2.

On the final day they lost to Bowie High School 1-2. They also pulled out a win against Round Rock 2-1.

Even though it doesn’t count toward district, the tournament is a key opportunity for the Lady T-Wolves to exhibit their skill to district competitors, according to seniors Dana Teets and Becca Hill.

“It’s an indicator of where we stand as a team and what we need to improve on for district,” Teets said.

Along with her teammate, Hill stressed the significance of the tournament regarding district.

“We really have to come out strong and show the teams that we are ready for the beginning of district play,” Hill said.

The teams 4-3 overall score for the tournament was underwhelming for the team, according to senior manager Claire Rhine.

“The team didn’t win as many games as we hoped,” Rhine said. “But they still fought hard and stuck with every team they played.”

Hill chalked the losses up to being a new team.

“We have a young team this year,” Hill said. “But we are expecting to work out all of the kinks and come out as a new and improved team.”

The team will have to work those kinks out before playing their last season rival Dripping Springs High School, who went 3-2 for the tournament.

“The team to beat this year in district is Dripping Springs,” Hill said. “They were an amazing team last year, and only a few of them graduated, which means they have a lot of returning players.”

The Lady T-Wolves will face Dripping Springs Sept. 19 at Dripping Springs as one of their first district matches.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how we handle what they throw at us,” Hill said.