Playoff-bound Lady Bobcats turn back Kirbyville

Published 9:18 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019

ORANGEFIELD – Getting their final tuneup before heading to the Class 3A bidistrict playoffs next week, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats got all they could handle from Kirbyville before turning back the Lady Wildcats 25-8, 25-14, 22-25, 26-24 in District 22-3A action on Senior Night at Bobcat Gym sparked by a big performance by sophomore Madison Greenway, who had a match-high 21 kills.

The Lady Bobcats, who have earned the third-place playoff seed by finishing with a 9-5 record in district play, were cruising along, dominating the first two games.

They built a 10-1 cushion in Game One to cruise to the game win.

Orangefield controlled Game Two as well, building a 21-9 lead before winning by 11.

The Lady Wildcats did not have a lead in the match until Game Three. The Lady Bobcats led Game Three 13-11 but the Lady Wildcats went on a 7-0 spurt to grab command at 18-13. The Lady Bobcats rallied to within 24-22 but the Lady Wildcats held on.

It looked as if Kirbyville was going to force a Game Five. They led for much of Game Four and led by as much as 22-15 late. The Lady Bobcats trailed 24-21 but got some nice defensive digs and some big kills from Greenway to score the match’s final five points.

The Lady Bobcats finished with 40 kills while Kirbyville had 38.

Behind Greenway’s 21 kills, Alyssa Dodd and Lily Saucedo had six kills apiece for the Lady Bobcats while Faith Fregia had four.

Macy McMillan led the Lady Wildcats with 13 kills. Dasee Trowbridge had eight kills and Katie Jacks added seven.

The Lady Bobcats had a good night scoring off of their service game as they piled up 56 points while Kirbyville had just 34.

Greenway had 16 service points and two kills. Tiffany Cianglione had another good match in setting the offense up with 17 assists and had 14 points. Saucedo notched 11 points and four aces. Fregia added seven points and an ace.

Bailee South led the Lady Bobcats with 22 assists. Greenway notched 21 digs while Fregia had 15.

Kalyn Xayaseng led Kirbyville with 10 points. Kaysee Higganbotham had nine points while McMillan had seven points.

The Lady Bobcats finished with eight aces while Kirbyville had just one.