Lady Colts look to finish season strong


Paul Davila

The Lady Colts took on Martin during district play.

The Arlington High volleyball team is reaching the end of its district season.

They are currently in third place in District 4-6A with an overall 25-11 record. The top four teams in the district advance to the playoffs. This would be the team’s 26th straight year making a postseason appearance.

The Lady Colts have big non-district wins this season over Waxahachie and El Paso Franklin, and key district wins over Paschal and Mansfield. However, they look to improve on their third place district standing as the season wraps up.

“It’s very important to finish first or second in district so that you don’t have to face the higher seeds until regional rounds,” head coach Kim Spencer said.

Spencer is very satisfied with how the team has played as a unit this year.

“I’m so proud of the entire team this season,” Spencer said. “It has really made my job fun this year to get creative with plays and putting together scouting reports because we have so many strengths.”

Arlington has five district games remaining. The contests against Paschal, Martin and Lamar will have a direct impact on the final district standings. These games against tough opponents will help the team prepare for a future playoff appearance, according to Spencer.

“We have to keep intensity in drills and practice so that when we get to games it’s easy for us to step up and fight through adversity,” Spencer said.

The first of those five games comes against Lamar, which will take place at Arlington High at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

“Obviously we have a special rivalry with Lamar so the girls always get a little more pumped up,” Spencer said. “We should have a full crowd with it being junior high and faculty night! A fun environment that you don’t want to miss!”