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Lady Cats remain undefeated in 8-2A after five-set shootout


In a matchup of teams undefeated in district play Tuesday night, Henrietta earned a five-set win over Nocona to claim first place in 8-2A.

The Lady Indians opened the match with a two-set lead over the lady Cats — 26-24, 25-22 — but couldn’t fend off the ensuing rally. The Lady Cats, led by Joyana Zamzow who had 13 kills on the night, tied the match with a pair of 25-16 wins. Henrietta completed its comeback with a 15-10 win in the final set.

With her signature serve, Zamzow also landed four aces, and finished with 23 digs, one assisted block and one solo block. Anni Scholl followed with 12 kills and 20 digs, while Taylor Bennett logged nine kills, seven aces, seven assisted blocks and one solo block. Addison Wade had nine kills and four assisted blocks. Sierra Burkhart had eight kills and two assisted blocks. Kailey Kirk finished with seven kills. Cassie Pickett picked up 33 digs. At setter, Katie Halsell put up 28 assists, while Kenzie Kirk had 25 set assists.

The Lady Cats defeated Holliday in three sets Friday, Oct. 4, 26-24, 25-21, 25-13.

Zamzow finished with 11 kills, 12 digs, tw assosted blocks and five aces. Wade had eight kills and Scholl with seven kills and 11 digs. Bennett scored four kills, one solo block and two assisted blocks. Halsell had 22 set assists, followed by Kenzie Kirk with 14 set assists. Halsell also scored two aces. Cassie Pickett had 25 digs in the match.

Saturday, Henrietta (4-0) travels to Bowie. The JV “B” team begins at 10 a.m. Henrietta will host City View Tuesday to kick off the second half of district play. Those attending the Oct. 15 game are urged to participate in a “Pink Out” for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink clothing.


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