Volleyball Looking Strong at Halfway Point


Payton DeMarco

The Lady T-Wolves celebrate after winning the first set 25-19 against Vandy on Aug. 30. They are 7-1 in district play as of Oct. 3.

Nick Hedges, Reporter

At the halfway point of the season, the Cedar Park volleyball team looks poised to make another appearance in the playoffs. With a 28-9 record , the Lady Wolves are playing confidently, hoping to win a district title in the new District 19-5A.

After a difficult non-district schedule filled with quality opponents from all over the state, such as Denton Ryan and Byron Nelson. The team has began district play perfectly, opening with a perfect 6-0 record.

“My goal was to be supportive,” senior Alana Geymer said of her early season breakout performances including a huge win over Hutto where she recorded fourteen kills and eight blocks in four sets, according to MaxPreps. “I work hard to set a good example for my team, especially the younger middles.”

Senior Lindsey Ledyard, one of the veterans on the team, was highly impressed with middles Geymer and Luci Albertson, who she said are “great players that help a lot on the front row and have a big impact on this team.”

Cedar Park opened in early August with wins over high-caliber programs like Vista Ridge and Round Rock. After winning their first six matches, the team finally suffered defeat for the first time at the hands of Vista Ridge, in the second match between the two. This loss marked the beginning of the tournament schedule for the Wolves, which saw them go an impressive 20-7 against stout non-district competition.

“[The tournaments] really helped us get comfortable with each other, making us play better together,” Ledyard said of the non-district schedule. “It gave us some extra practice to help us get ready for district and a long run in the postseason.”

After the tournaments, the Lady Wolves opened district play with a straight-set victory over Elgin. Since then, the team has only lost one game for a 7-1 district record, only losing six sets along the way. They now sit second in the district behind Rouse, the only 19-5A team to defeat the Timberwolves so far.

“We are just trying to win the next match,” head coach Kori Cooper said of the team’s goals. “We don’t know anything about a ‘run.’ Our motto is Win1More.”

The Timberwolves will keep trying to Win1More all the way to the playoffs. With games coming up tonight at Elgin and Friday night at Cedar Creek, the team will look to keep their hot streak going one game at a time for the remaining seven matches of the season.