Gabby James

Daily Sun photo/Ron Farmer

Corsicana’s Gabby James fires a shot against Waxahachie Tuesday night in the Tiger Gym, where the Lady Tigers played just their second home game of the season.

The Lady Tigers open district play Friday at home against Ennise.

Corsicana volleyball coach Mashequa Gentry likes what she has seen from her Lady Tigers volleyball team, which wrapped up the pre-district schedule Tuesday night against Class 6A powerhouse Waxahachie.

Gentry’s kids have had a grueling and competitive schedule this season, and Tuesday’s match was only their second home game of the season, and first in the Tiger Gym since the first week of August.

But that tough schedule should have Gentry’s young team ready for district play, which begins Friday at home against rival Ennis in a match that could get the Lady Tigers off and running toward the playoffs.

They’re 12-13 after a 25-match run that tested them on the road in and in some prestigious tournaments.

All of that work was to prepare them for the brutal district race that includes facing powerhouse teams from Red Oak, Midlothian and Cleburne.

The three-set loss to Waxahachie on Tuesday was just another test to get the Lady Tigers ready for a run in district.

“We didn’t pull out a set, but we fought pretty hard,” said Gentry, who took over the team this year after five years as the Lady Tigers assistant coach. “They were solid.”

Several players have stepped up this season.

“Our entire team has stepped up and filled positions that have contributed to our success,” Gentry said.

“We are very scrappy, competitive and have a ton of heart. We have the ability to get out there and compete with anybody.”

Volleyball Roundup

Frost loses to Blum

The Frost Lady Polar Bears, who got off to a 2-0 start in their district race, ran into powerhouse Blum Friday and lost a tough match, 18-25, 18-25, 15-25

Sydney Woods led Frost with seven kills, 12 assists and three aces and Kinsley Fuller had four kills, eight digs and two aces. Kyra Cerda came through with five kills, five digs and an ace, and Emily De la Hoya had six digs and a kill.

Hubbard loses tight match to Dawson

The Hubbard Lady Jaguars, who are having a  solid season lost to Dawson, the school’s biggest rival Tuesday night in three very close sets, 23-25, 24-25, 25-21.

The Lady Jaguars had 14 kills, and Makena Orbison lead the team with five of those kills.

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