Lady Stangs are dominant at Big Spring

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

BIG SPRING — The visiting Sweetwater volleyball team felt right at home in its match with Big Spring on Tuesday, as the Lady Mustangs swept past the Lady Steers in three games to even their district mark at 2-2 while handing Big Spring (2-1) its first defeat in District 5-4A action.
Sweetwater won the first game 25-15 vs. Big Spring, then captured Game 2 by a 25-21 count before finishing off its three-game sweep by winning the third game 25-20.
After a loss to Snyder at home Saturday, coach Morgan Doyle was delighted with how the team responded. “They had every right to be upset and had a choice to make,” she said. “I am proud to be able to tell you they chose correctly. We had to win this game to keep fighting for seeding and prove to ourselves that we could play and play well. Big Spring had a packed gym and their fans created an awesome atmosphere.”
Hannah Mobley finished with 14 kills and 10 digs and Charity Thompson had 12 kills and four digs.
Shavie Green contributed five kills, three digs and one block while Kierstyn Thompson had four kills and one dig. Marissa Villanueva had 18 digs, Nikki Gutierrez 13, Bri Moriel 11 and Mia Valdez eight.
“We tend to start slow and I was happy we didn’t,” Doyle said.
“There are things I saw we needed to work on, as there always will be. But that’s what makes us better, both as coaches and as players. We never settle.”
Sweetwater visits Hawley in a non-district match on Saturday before returning to district play on Tuesday, when the Lady Mustangs travel to San Angelo Lake View to begin the second half of their district schedule.