Lady Cats avenge loss with three-set win over Paradise

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Lady Cat Kenzie Kirk keeps the ball in play during the first set of Henrietta's Tuesday win over Paradise.

Lady Cat Kenzie Kirk keeps the ball in play during the first set of Henrietta’s Tuesday win over Paradise.

Seeking vindication for the only blemish on their district record, Henrietta’s varsity Lady Cats took the court Tuesday night to set straight the Sept. 16 loss to Paradise. The Lady Cats not only avenged the loss, but did so by sweeping the Panthers.

The determined Lady Cats dominated Paradise 25-17, 25-17 in the first two sets, and quashed a Lady Panther lead in the third, 25-19, for the win.

Taylor Bennett and Sierra Burkhart led the Lady Cat scoring effort with nine kills each. Bennett also landed an ace. Kamryn Weaver followed with seven kills. Kenzie Kirk and Maddie Brown scored three kills each.

On Saturday, the Lady Cats traveled to Holliday for a four-set win, 21-25, 25-11, 25-15, 25-21.

Bennett scored 16 kills, and had 13 digs, two solo and three assisted blocks. Weaver scored 10 kills with three digs, one solo and two assisted blocks. Burkhart had three nine kills, four digs, one solo and two assisted blocks. Brown finished with six kills and four digs. Hollie Thomas had four aces, three aces and 14 digs. Kirk scored two kills, and had 15 digs. At setter, she put up 45 assists. Libero Lizzie Riordan had 16 digs for the day.

With the wins, Henrietta improves to 24-11 for the season and 9-1 in District 9-3A to retain its first place position.

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