After a short week of two-a-days and a pair of scrimmages, the Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Ladycats will begin to play the matches that count today.
The Ladycats will host Waco Midway at 6 p.m. today at the Aledo high School gym. The freshman match is at 5 p.m. in the PE gym, and the junior varsity match starts at 5 p.m. on the main court prior to the varsity contest.
Ladycats second-year head coach Claire Gay, who guided Aledo last year to the state semifinals before falling to Leander Rouse, is pleased to begin the promising season against a quality, Class 6A opponent like the Lady Panthers.
“Midway is a well-coached team that qualifies for the playoffs every year,” Gay said. “I like to start off with a competitive match to see where our girls are, but in no way is the starting lineup or the rotations set after the first match.
“Midway is a good team with good players that will give us a good match and make our girls work hard, which is what we want early in the season. I would rather play a super-competitive team and get challenged rather than scheduling an easy match to collect a win.
“The main thing about the Midway match is making sure the girls are comfortable at their positions and that they get as good idea about the speed of a regular-season match, which is way faster than the scrimmages.”
Texas Girls coaches Association
Class 5A Top 10
- Lucas Lovejoy
- Kingwood Park
- Colleyville Heritage
- Canyon Randall
- Cedar Park