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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
In an up-and-down season, Cotulla has lost three in a row in league volleyball play after a 3-1 start in district but still managed to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the District 28-3A standings.
The Cowgirls knocked off Natalia, Hondo and Dilley while losing to Lytle to go 3-1 to open district play. They’ve since lost five of six games to fall in the standings but remain in the fourth playoff spot, a full game ahead of Dilley and Natalia.
Cotulla closed out the regular season against second place Crystal City on Tuesday evening.
In their only win, Cotulla swept the Lady Mustangs, winning 29-27, 25-20, 25-18.
The Cowgirls then took on Lytle and dropped a marathon five set match, losing 14-25, 18-25, 29-27, 25-17, and 12-15.
“We played well against Natalia,” CHS Head Coach Christina Few said. “We had a slow start against Lytle and lost the first two games and then our girls came back fighting. I’m very proud of them. They didn’t give up.”
Few said the deciding five set was decided by three points on errors on Cotulla’s part.
The Cowgirls then lost 3-1 decisions to Hondo and Dilley in action last week.
Cotulla defeated Hondo 27-25 in their first set but then lost three straight, falling 25-27, 21-25, 15-25.
Dilley likewise held on for a 3-1 decision over rival Cotulla on Friday.
Having secured the fourth seed with a game remaining on Tuesday, Cotulla earned a first round matchup with Poth, district champions of District 27-3A.
The Lady Pirates went 6-0 in league play, taking the title but two games.
“So far, we haven’t made any (playoff) arrangements,” Coach Few said of the first round matchup. “We are hoping to get them finalized this afternoon, however, we will either play next Monday or Tuesday.”
Cotulla currently sits at 3-5 in district play and are 11-21 overall.