On Friday, the Chisum Lady Mustangs hosted the second-place team in their district. The strong Emory Rains squad proved to be a tough opponent, but Chisum was not intimidated by its foe. This district match saw the Lady Mustangs push Rains to four sets, but the home team ultimately stumbled on its home court. Chisum was defeated by a final score of 20-25, 14-25, 25-23, and 18-25.
In their last two outings, the Lady Mustangs experienced confidence and disappointment. Chisum was highly competitive in a straight-sets loss at home against Prairiland but struggled in a winnable match at Commerce. The Lady Tigers bested Chisum in three sets on Tuesday.
When the Lady Mustangs faced Emory Rains — a team who took Prairiland to five sets — the energy was different. The team’s no-quit attitude took a huge step in claiming the third set and having realistic chances to win the first and fourth sets. Even though fans did see the Lady Mustangs push Rains with great effort, Chisum still has just one win in district play thus far.
Sophomore outside hitter Peyton Holland led Chisum with 9 kills, 11 digs, and 1 ace. Senior libero Kaci Williams shored up the back-line defense with 20 digs to go with 1 kill. Chloe Prestridge and Emmy Williams anchored the front line, combining for 12 kills, 11 blocks, and 6 aces. Senior setter Kelsea Ball added 4 kills, 10 assists, 15 digs, 2 aces, and 1 block for Chisum.
Meanwhile, sophomore setter Carly Bell had 17 assists, 7 digs, and 2 aces, while Brylea Marshall registered 11 digs. Zoe England added 6 kills, 4 digs, and 1 block in the loss.
The Lady Mustangs look to snap their losing skid at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Edgewood. For more sports coverage, click here.