Starting the season off playing in a new conference has the Mansfield Sr High Lady Tigers feeling like a breath of fresh air. And after a handful of matches already in 2A volleyball, it has them looking better than ever. Being led by head coach, Kaylie Pyles, the Lady Tigers have been hitting the court this season with confidence and ferocity that has opponents dropping left and right. After three intense matches this past week, Mansfield now holds a 5-0 season record and is 4-0 in conference play.
First up in the week, the Lady Tigers went toe-to-toe with non-conference foes the Waldron Lady Bulldogs. With three close and intense sets of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-20, Mansfield walked away holding the 3-0 trophy. Next up on their to-do list take-down, the Lady Tigers hosted conference nemesis, the Lavaca Lady Arrows. And after four nail-biting sets, it was Mansfield who was unbreakable in their 3-1 victory. Wrapping up their fast-paced week of volleyball, the Sr Lady Tigers hit the road to face first-time conference competitors, Thaden. Not sure what lay ahead in this new Barnstormer territory, Mansfield took on the challenge like pure champs by pulling in their third straight win of the week.
During their three-day volleyball reign of terror, the Mansfield Sr Lady Tigers totaled some off the charts mind-blowing stats. “Killing” it and drilling it was Brooke Wright with 53, Sadie Roberts with 16, Brooklyn Adams with 23, Skylynn Harris with 15, Natalie Allison with 21, Alayna Turner with 5, Madelen Jones with 1, and Kiara Thomas with 1. “Acing” their court skills was Jones with 7, Harris with 7, Adams with 6, Wright with 6, Thomas with 6, and Allison with 4. “Blocking” out the opposing team was Roberts with 7, Adams with 2, Allison with 2, and Wright with 10.
With better “digs” than a paleontologist was Thomas with 61, Jones with 21, Allison with 24, Wright with 9, Harris with 8, Adams with 29, Turner with 1, and Haylee Helms with 12. And “assisting” in the Lady Tigers greatness was Thomas with 2, Jones with 72, Allison with 45, Wright with 3, and Adams and Turner with 1 each. Head coach, Kaylie Pyles, had this to say about her Sr High squad, “I was very proud of the girls and how they played last week. They played three tough games three nights in a row and earned well-deserved wins. They continue to fight hard while never giving up and improving day by day.” Next up for the Mansfield Sr Lady Tigers, they will be on the road to take on Life Way Christian on Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 pm.