WEDC Gift Guide 2022

Sachse advances in five-set thriller

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Latest, Sports

Garland – A back-and-forth, see-saw battle saw the Sachse Lady Mustangs advance to the regional semifinals. 

Taking on Rockwall at the Curtis Culwell Center on Tuesday night, the Lady Mustangs defeated the Lady Jackets 3-2 (26-24, 18-25, 25-22, 15-25 and 15-12). 

Sachse got things going in the first set with a 13-8 advantage led by Macy Taylor and Kaelynn Sims. Rockwall committed four service errors in game one and Favor Anyanwu ended finished things off with a kill to give Sachse the early edge. 

Every time Sachse made a move, however, Rockwall had an answer. The Lady Jackets won games two and four after losing in the first and third. Despite the Lady Mustangs trailing in all five sets, head coach Rikki Jones praised Sachse’s ability to fight back. 

“They were resilient,” Jones said. “They did a really good job in a long game. We haven’t dealt with many five-set matches, but the work put in practice and their winning mindset made the difference. We got our butt’s kicked in games two and four, but they push each other every day this season and it showed.” 

In game five, Sachse fell behind 11-8 before a four-point run — capped off by kills from Taylor and Anyanwu — which gave the Lady Mustangs the lead for good. Rockwall ended the match with another error on the attack. 

With the victory, Sachse advances to the 6A regional semifinals, where they’ll take on Bridgeland this Friday in Lufkin. The Bears are 36-11 overall and finished second in the District 16-6A standings, but have won their last seven games.

Follow The Sachse News on Twitter and Facebook (@TheSachseNews) for updates and the summary of Friday night’s game.

For the complete story see Nov. 18’s edition of The Sachse News. Support your community newspaper for less than $40 a year.


By Kyle Grondin
 • [email protected]

Veterans

0 Comments

Related News

Package service starts Nov. 21

Package service starts Nov. 21

Residents wary of porch pirates this holiday season can opt for a service offering secure storage of their packages while they may be away from their home. For the second consecutive year, the Sachse Police Department is offering a holiday package service that allows...

read more
Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

One group at Sachse High School is helping to spread holiday cheer this season by putting on performances at a variety of local venues. Sachse High’s 19-member a cappella group, Mane Attraction, has been preparing for its performances since late October and put on the...

read more
Retired officers lead, serve others

Retired officers lead, serve others

For 103 years, members of one of the nation’s oldest patriotic, nonpartisan veterans service organizations have continued to serve their communities — and their country — with a purpose to “promote patriotism, civic responsibility, public service and leadership in the...

read more
Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Local superintendents focused on the excellence of their respective school districts during a luncheon event for local businesses. Garland ISD Superintendent Ricardo Lopez and Wylie ISD Superintendent David Vinson spoke at the Sachse Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

read more
Deadlines near for Christmas activities

Deadlines near for Christmas activities

Although Thanksgiving is right around the corner, deadlines for Christmas activities are fast approaching. Sachse residents eager to show off their decoration skills are encouraged to sign up quickly for the second annual Christmas tree decorating competition at the...

read more
Turkey Trot takes marks Nov. 24

Turkey Trot takes marks Nov. 24

A Thanksgiving staple in Sachse prepares to run its race for the 19th time this year. The annual Turkey Trot takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, outside of Sachse High School, which is located at 3901 Miles Road. Runners should arrive at 7 a.m. to get checked in...

read more
Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

This story was updated with more information, including from an exit interview transcript with Fallon LaFleur Friday, Nov. 18. Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis struck a defiant tone in his response to an Oct. 31 lawsuit that alleges he sexually...

read more
City approves bids for employee insurance

City approves bids for employee insurance

As Sachse prepares to enter the new year, it is lining up the benefits package it will offer to employees. Council received a presentation from the city’s benefits consultant, Jonathan Weegar from HUB International, during the Tuesday, Nov. 1, special meeting. City...

read more
Real Options mobile unit coming to The Cross Church

Real Options mobile unit coming to The Cross Church

Residents in need of pregnancy resources have another option to turn to — one that has over three decades of experience serving Collin County. Allen-based nonprofit Real Options is partnering with The Cross Church in Wylie to provide pregnancy resources to residents...

read more