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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Lady Cardinals advance to third round of volleyball playoffs


Last updated 11/7/2023 at 1:13pm

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals have a rematch of last year's regional quarterfinals with the Huffman Lady Falcons in the state volleyball playoffs

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals have reached the regional quarterfinals of the UIL state volleyball playoffs. The Lady Cardinals will face the always tough Huffman Lady Falcons on Tuesday, November 7, in Baytown's Lee College at 6:00 PM. This is a rematch of last year's third round of the playoffs between Bridge City and Huffman.

The Lady Cardinals advanced to this round with a four set win in the area round over Henderson played Thursday, November 2, in Huntington. Bridge City dropped the first set 19-25 to the Lions.

Then the Lady Cardinals pulled out two very close sets both by the score of 25-23 to go up two sets to one. Bridge City controlled the fourth and final set by a score of 25-11 to take the victory.

In Bi-District the Lady Cardinals came out and took the first two sets 25-16 and 25-21 before Hardin-Jefferson narrowed the lead taking the third set 18-25. Bridge City rebounded grabbing the fourth set 25-14 to advance to the area round.

The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears volleyball team completed their season on Monday, October 30. The Lady Bears were defeated by Huffman in three sets during the first round of the state playoffs.

An excellent season came to an end for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats volleyball team on Tuesday, October 31. The Lady Bobcats were eliminated by the Diboll Lumberjacks in the first round of the state playoffs with five dramatic sets.

Bridge City advanced in its bi-district round playoff against Hardin-Jefferson as the Lady Cardinals won three out of four sets against the Lady Hawks

Orangefield won the opening set 26-24 to grab the early advantage. Things were looking very good for the Lady Bobcats when they captured the third set 25-20 to move one set away from the win.

Diboll battled back to win the next two tightly contested sets winning the third 23-25 and the fourth 25-27 over Orangefield. The decisive fifth set was another close battle but the Lumberjacks took it 11-15 to take the match.

Among the leaders for Orangefield was Lela Francis with 6 aces, 4 blocks, and 8 kills. Brianna Moore had 42 assists, served 3 aces, and made 20 digs. The top Lady Bobcat with 20 kills was Greenlea Oldham who also had a block. Kaitlyn Jenkins had 7 kills and Mikayla Locke served 3 aces. Eliese Gravett and Addi Moore made 15 and 14 digs respectfully.

Orangefield finished its season 29-11. The Lady Bobcats claimed a share of the District 22-3A district title for the second time in school history.


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