GONZALES — The Gonzales Lady Apaches lost (25-23, 25-19, 25-15) in a pivotal District 30-4A match at home to their rivals, the Cuero Lady Gobblers, on Tuesday night, falling to 3-5 in district and in need of help in order to make the playoffs.
“I think we played hard, I just think that, honestly, it’s a tough loss,” Head Coach Sam White said. “They battled every game, I just think at times, the ball didn’t go our way.”
The Lady Apaches went back-and-forth in the first set against Cuero, getting to as close as 23-22 before Cuero would end up winning that set 25-23. The second set was more of a struggle, as the team got down to an 8-0 hole before scoring their first point. The Lady Apaches would then run off a 5-0 scoring run before a timeout was called. During the timeout, officials noticed Gonzales was serving out of rotation, thus taking away the points and giving the ball to Cuero with the 9-1 lead.
Even then, the team fought back and came within one point, down 19-18, before Cuero had a 6-1 to end the set 25-19.
“ Truthfully they earned more points than what the score ended up being,” White said. “The bright side, I think, is that they kept battling.”
Now stuck in fifth place, the Lady Apaches have a tough task at hand in order to try to make their way into the playoffs
“We have to beat Pleasanton,” White said. “We beat them here, so, you know, we have the tough task of going to their place in a couple weeks. We play Navarro first Friday and then we have Poteet, then Pleasanton. If we can get in there and pick up a win against Navarro, the Pleasanton game won’t matter. It seems like we’re playing hard on the games that we really have to win and we’re struggling on the games that sometimes we should win.”
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