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by Brian Gosset, October 16, 2019 @?Star Telegram
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Kennedale dropped a set during its 3-1 win over Benbrook during the two schools? first district meeting this season.? {{more: continue …}}
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The Wildcats? goal on Tuesday night was to get a sweep at home.
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They did just that, beating the Bobcats 25-18, 25-16, 25-22 to clinch a playoff spot with four games to go.
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?We just focused. We?re getting ready for playoffs. I think we?re all excited to have a faster-paced game and we just wanted to put them away in three this time,? senior setter Lillian Rychlik said.
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Kennedale (25-7, 8-0 District 9-4A) started off slow as Benbrook led 4-0 to force a Wildcats? timeout. The Bobcats (7-2 District 9-4A) led 8-1 after a block from Emily Fowlkes. But the Wildcats went on an 11-4 run to tie it at 12 following a Maddie Pyles? kill. A Casey Guerry block gave Kennedale an 18-13 lead that led to a Benbrook timeout.
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After Kennedale controlled the second set, the Wildcats took an 8-7 lead in the third on an Alex Youngblood block.
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The Bobcats called a timeout after Pyles? kill gave Kennedale a 21-17 edge, but Benbrook came out of the break with four-straight points to pull within one. The Wildcats called time before ending the match in three.
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?Our defense and serve receive started to kick in, and our setters started to help us put the ball down,? Pyles said.
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Kennedale, which is ranked No. 16 in the 4A state rankings, will host Dunbar on Friday and Castleberry on Oct. 22.
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Reprinted in part from he?DFW volleyball Oct. 15
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