/ MISSY AINSLEY
Maddy Ainsley swings for a kill in action last week.
Owls drop 2 in district
Two losses in the past week have served to end Hondo’s hopes
of reaching the volleyball postseason.
The Owls lost in straight sets at Fredericksburg on Friday,
Oct. 17, and at home to Devine on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to fall to 1-7
in the District 29-AAAA race with two matches left to play. Also
on Friday, Bandera knocked off Devine in five sets to move one
game further ahead of Hondo in the standings. Bandera’s win over
Lytle on Tuesday evening clinched the final playoff berth from the
Fredericksburg clinched the district championship Tuesday with
a five-set win at Boerne.
The Owls visit Bandera on Friday, Oct. 24, for a 4:30 p.m.
match, and will return home to conclude the season on Tuesday,
Oct. 28, in a 7 p.m. match against Lytle in the Activities Center.
In the match at Fredericksburg, the Owls’ only leads came at
the very beginning of the first and third sets, as the Billies,
who entered play on Tuesday in the district lead, dominated from
wire to wire, 25-16, 26-10, 25-12.
Tuesday at Devine, the Arabians built good-sized leads in the
first two sets. They coasted to the win in the first set, then
held off a late Hondo rally in the second. The third set stayed
close, with the Owls leading by two points on several occasions,
until Devine hit a three-point service run at 18-18 to pull ahead
for good. The final score of the match was a 25-16, 25-17, 25-21
win for the Arabians, who have clinched a playoff spot, and could
go in as either the second, third or fourth playoff seed from
Owl volleyball’s Pink Out Night next Tuesday
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hondo
volleyball team will be holding its Pink Out Night on Tuesday,
Oct. 28, when the Owls host Lytle in the final game of the season.
Fans who bought the Pink Out t-shirts are asked to wear them to
the game. Or just wear something pink.
After each of the games (start times have been changed to 5
p.m. for the freshmen, 6 p.m. for the JV and 7 p.m. for the
varsity) the pink and white game ball from each contest will be
auctioned off, with proceeds going to breast cancer research. Last
year, the three game balls were auctioned off for a total of more