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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

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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