JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — A volleyball match with playoff implications came down to five sets at Faith Academy on Oct. 7.
The Lady Flames gave Concordia all it wanted, eventually losing 25-14, 21-25, 28-26, 14-24, 13-15.
Had Faith won, it would have had a chance at finishing third in District 3 Division III play.
“I think we would have clinched a playoff berth,” Lady Flames head coach Jeanne Jackson said. “We beat ourselves. There were so many errors we can improve on.”
In the opening set, the Lady Flames had the Cardinals on their heels. Sarah Williams served on the final points for the victory paced by the hitting of Collette Boyd.
The Cardinals returned the favor in the second game, though it took awhile to do that. Faith fought back from an 0-4 deficit to tie the set at 7-7 then took a 10-8 lead. Concordia went on a 10-5 run that forced Faith into a timeout. A Baby Romero serve got the Lady Flames to 18-19 but no closer.
Hailey Shipley took over in the third set, recording six blocks to help Faith build a 14-6 lead. Boyd added a kill for a 19-12 advantage. But mistakes allowed Concordia to climb back in. Boyd secured the set when she recorded a kill.
In the final set, Faith took an 11-8 lead. But Concordia reached match point when officials called a kill in. The contest ended on a kill that went out on a Faith block.
Jackson noted Faith has won a set against Concordia, much less a match.
“We’re so young, that’s why the mistakes are happening,” she said. “We competed with them.”
The Lady Flames’ next match is against San Juan Diego at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Fire Pit on the Faith campus, three miles east of Marble Falls off RR 1431.
Georgetown East View def. Marble Falls
GEORGETOWN — The Marble Falls High School volleyball team lost to Georgetown East View 15-25, 9-25, 20-25 on Oct. 7.
“The contest was close although not indicated by the scores,” Marble Falls head coach Julie Downs said. “The girls continue to fight hard, yet are not closing the gap between themselves and their opponents on the scoreboard. Errors had a tremendous impact on our game. We simply could not put the ball down in game two.”
Marble Falls will conduct its Mustang for Hope Night on Oct. 14 during home matches against Cedar Park Vista Ridge. Players are selling pink T-shirts at $10 each with proceeds going to help fight breast cancer. Contact Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ON OFFENSE: Kills – Taylor Brackenridge 6, Maddie Johnson 5, Hanna Wall 2; assists – Kelsie Tackitt 8, Maddie Johnson 5; aces – Kelsie Tackitt 2, Hanna Wall 1, Natalie Chapa 1
ON DEFENSE: Blocks – Lauren Loader 2; digs – Hanna Wall 7, Kelsie Tackitt 6, Shelbi Wyatt 5, Taylor Brackenridge 5
SUBVARSITY RESULTS: Marble Falls junior varsity lost 24-26, 19-25; Marble Falls freshmen lost 16-25, 12-25.
RECORDS: Marble Falls is 4-21 overall, 0-8 in District 25-5A play; East View is 8-13 overall, 3-4 in district
UP NEXT: 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Marble Falls at Georgetown, 2211 N. Austin Ave. in Georgetown