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Ladycats advance, face Stephenville Thursday

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Story and Video By Dominic Genetti

Nerves for the first round of the playoffs were eased for the Aledo Ladycats Tuesday night as they ran away with a bi-district victory over the Fort Worth-Eastern Hills Lady Plaids at Fort Worth ISD’s Wilkerson Greines Activity Center.

All it took was three games and a bolstered defense mixed with a fast-paced offense that sealed the deal for the black and orange advancing them to the Area game against Stephenville. The Ladycats will face the Honeybees Thursday.

“We weren’t sure what all to expect,” Aledo Head Coach Kathy Goings said. “The first playoff game they’re always going to come out with jitters. Once they calmed down, they started playing better.”

Eastern Hills did not have a lead the entire game until the third match when they scored the first point on a 7.6 volley. With an improved defense led by senior Taylor Brown and front row advantages taken by senior Jordan Jacobs and Brianna Sharatt the Ladycats were able to seal the victory over the Lady Plaids in match three 25-11.

Aledo won match one 25-14 and match two 25-10.

“I think that they did plays that we weren’t ready for, but we came back and won,” sophomore Mallory Powell said. “We just came back and focused and hit the ball.”

Large leads throughout the matches allowed Goings to give additional varsity squad members time on the court. Juniors Kelcie Childs and Rachel Lincoln were able to get into the victorious mix during Aledo’s match two blowout.

And now with the first round out of the way, the bitter rivalry between Aledo and Stephenville will once again be fueled by a chance to advance in the postseason.

“I have played against those girls since 6th-grade,” Jacbos said. “It is the biggest rivalry for me at least.

“This game against Stephenville will be the most intense. They play us the hardest, we play them the hardest, it’s just the history behind it.”
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Match 3: Aledo wins 25-11.

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Match 2: Aledo wins 25-10.

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Match 1: Aledo wins 25-14.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 26

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brewer at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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