Last week’s sole volleyball match for the Sealy Tigers came on Friday against a district foe in the Fulshear Chargers who came away victorious after only three sets.
Four different Tigers recorded kills and senior Diari Dabney racked up a trio of blocks, but it was not enough to handle the opposing offensive attack that featured a few athletes hovering around the 6-foot-tall mark.
“They had very strong hitters and we knew that ahead of time and we talked about taking advantage of when the best hitters are not on the front row and we just didn’t do that,” Head Coach Kim Boyd noted.
The Tigers’ record within their district moves to an even 2-2 with eight games remaining against teams within the pool of district teams.
Moving forward, Boyd mentioned learning from this game while also leaning on past experiences from tournaments that also included teams with more height than Sealy boasts.
“We can’t be intimidated by taller, bigger schools we’ve been practicing in tournaments against 5 and 6A schools so it shouldn’t be any different,” Boyd said.
The Tigers hit the road for an extended road trip that won't end until Oct. 9th’s matchup with the Needville Blue Jays, who swept their first meeting back on Sept. 14.
That voyage begins tonight with El Campo being the destination for a 7 o'clock scheduled start time.
Sealy was also playing without one of their senior leaders in action, as Makaylah Scott has been sitting out with a knee injury that could be serious enough to shut her down for the rest of the year.
Although all is not lost, as she has already announced her commitment to play softball at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi after she graduates high school. The three-sport athlete was also named a homecoming queen nominee.