The Cowgirls control their own destiny.
The House volleyball team improved their district record to 4-0 Thursday night with a three game home win against district rival San Jon 25-15, 25-21, 25-22.
It was the second time the Cowgirls defeated the Coyotes this season and the win puts them in the drivers seat for a run at the district title. House has two district games remaining against Grady Sept. 23 and Logan Sept. 25.
“Those two games next weekend are awful tough, we are just going to let the district standings shake out and go from there,” said House head coach Jason Lee.
A win against Grady, currently second in the district standings, will assure the Cowgirls of a first place finish. House defeated Grady earlier in the season in four games at home.
“They won’t quit on any point,” Lee said about the scrappy Grady team. “You will start celebrating and you look up and the ball is coming back over.”
The Logan match will be equally tough. The Cowgirls defeated the Longhorns at home Oct. 9 in a five game match after losing the first two games.
The Cowgirls rallied back behind the hitting of senior Krista O’Steen. Logan was missing Sharissa Day who averages about 20 kills per game, but she is expected back for the rematch.
With no Tuesday game this week, Lee will be using the off day to prepare his team for the weekend matches.
“Early in the week, Monday and Tuesday, I told them in the locker room we are going to work our butts off,” he said.
Depending how the games shake out, a three way tie for first place is still possible in the district. But Lee said he is focused on preparing for Grady.
“We just need to keep working hard,” he said. “We have to work on our floor coverage.”
Lee said San Jon flooded the left side of the court in their match Thursday, but ball handling and middle attacks opened up the offense.
“It went well, we served really well,” Lee said. “We served short and that really hurt them.”