The second game of a district campaign rarely results in a must-win situation, but for a Brownwood Lady Lions volleyball squad searching for positive momentum, a victory is desperately welcome.
The Lady Lions (4-16, 0-1) — who are vying for the program’s ninth consecutive trip to the playoffs — will attempt to pick up their first win in District 8-3A action when they host the Burnet Lady Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Gym.
Brownwood is coming off a three-set loss at Llano Friday, while Burnet knocked off Lampasas in its 8-3A opener last week.
With playoff favorites Liberty Hill and No. 6 Gatesville — which dropped its district opener to Liberty Hill last week — on the horizon, the sooner Brownwood can begin collecting district victories the better, as it is expected the Lady Lions, Burnet, Llano and Lampasas are all vying for the final playoff berth in 8-3A.
The Lady Lions, who are in the midst of a four-game skid, recorded their last victory on Aug. 31 at home against the Copperas Cove JV. Half of Brownwood’s wins have occurred on the Warren Gym floor, where the Lady Lions are 2-3 thus far.
Bangs wraps up non-district schedule
BANGS — With the District 6-2A volleyball opener looming Friday at Grape Creek, the Bangs Lady Dragons will play their final tune-up match at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they host Breckenridge.
The Lady Dragons are currently 10-9 on the season under first-year head coach Colleen Westfall and are coming off a three-set road victory over Eastland.
Bangs has faced Class 3A programs, Brownwood, Llano and Liberty Hill in pre-district action, and while falling to all three, Westfall believes the schedule will have the Lady Dragons prepared to make a run at the 6-2A title.
The rest of District 6-2A consists of only Sonora and Reagan County.