Being one of the top teams in the state is a tougher task than most realize. On one hand, there is a bit of fear in the eyes of an overmatched opponent. However, as a top team every underdog is going to give their best effort to pull the upset. After riding a four game winning streak, the Timberwovles were stopped by a very game Vista Ridge squad. Cedar Park had an oppurutnity to finish things in the forth set, but Vista Ridge chipped away at the Timberwolves point advantage. Eventually forth set became a intense composition of moments extending the set far longer than most expected. Eventually Vista Ridge was able to secure the two point advantage needed to take the set 34-32. Cedar Park lost the momentum and eventually the game in the final set 15-4. The match went to Vista Ridge 3-2. Even the best teams will experience hiccup on their path to obtain glory. The best teams learn from their mistakes, move on mentally from the loss and look to get back on the winning path immediately.
With playoffs nearing, and an appearance all but assured, the Timberwolves made momentum a priority against Leander. Cedar Park easily put the Vista Ridge misstep behind them with a 3-0 (25-18, 27-25, 25-16) victory. With the victory the Timberwovles remain firmly in second place in District 25-4A with a 7-2 district record. Both losses have occurred on the road for Cedar Park ladies.
A huge match took place on Tuesday night (10/14) in the rematch with state ranked Dripping Springs. Last time the two met Dripping Springs took control of the match early and never let off for the 3-1 win. With both teams ranked in the TGCA Top 25, this was one of the premier matches in Texas. Unfortunately for Cedar Park, despite being on the road Dripping Springs looked right at home. Dripping Springs took control of a tight first set 25-22. The dominance carried over the next two sets and the Lady Tigers cruised to take the sweep 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-21). Courtnee Curl led the Timberwolves with 15 kills. Lindsey Ledyard had a game high 30 assists. Dana Teets and Dripping Spring’s Autumn Rounsaville were defensive equals leading their teams with a game high 18 digs. Alana Geymar threw down two and half blocks in the losing effort. Dripping Springs got a game high 17 kills from Morgyn Greer. While Madison Green chimed in with 24 assist and a game high three aces. Ashley Waggle was dominate on the defense and at the service line, with a game high total of three of each category. Both teams look to be a lock for the top two playoffs spots in District 25-5A. District play will continue on Friday night (10/17).
Photos Courtesy of Mark Ledyard