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Lady Kats earns spot in 3rd round of UIL playoff with 3-0 sweep of Godley face Celina tonight

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The #9 Kennedale Lady Kats improved their record to 20-3 with a victory over Godley who finished their season at 18-11 overall and 10-2 in District 11/4A where they were the 2nd seed.

Kennedale will play tonight at Coppell High School against Celina (20-4, 11-1) in the regional quarterfinals.

About Celina ….

Celina is the champion in District 9/4A beating out Melissa (21-9, 11-3), Aubrey (18-7, 9-4), and Van Alstyne (15-9, 1-5). Their losses this season came by the way of Decatur (3-0), Bridgeport (3-1), Gunter (3-1) and Van Alstyne (3-2).

Team comparisons …

  • Celina averages 9.4 kills per game, a hitting percentage of .127 with 112 total blocks and 222 aces (2.8 per set). Kennedale averages 12 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .254 with 122 blocks, 278 aces (3.2 per set) on the season.
  • In playoff games, Celina defeated North Hills Prep 3-0 and Hillsboro 3-0. In playoff games, Kennedale defeated Van Alstyne 3-1 and Godley 3-0.
  • Kennedale has recorded 14 sweeps this season while Celina has had 15.
  • In common opponents, both teams lost to #3 Decatur, Kennedale by 3-2 and Celina by 3-0. Celina was 1-1 against Van Alstyne (L) 3-2 and (W)3-0. Kennedale defeated Van Alstyne 3-1. Both teams swept Midlothian Heritage and North Hills Prep. Kennedale defeated Gunter 3-2 while Celina lost 3-1.
  • In 2019, Celina finished 30-12, 9-1. Kennedale finished 37-8, 12-0.
  • Both teams made it to the fifth round of the UIL state playoffs last year and faced each other. Kennedale won the match 3-1.

Area Champions …

Tuesday, Kennedale defeated Godley in 3 straight sets to earn the Area title for the third year in a row.

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Kennedale2525253
Godley1620130

Team leaders included (top three per category)

  • Bryley Steinhilber (SR) 10 kills, 1 ace, 11 digs, 17 receptions
  • Madeline Pyles (JR) 10 kills, 1 block, 4 digs
  • Bridget Barton (JR) 5 kills
  • Katie Spells (SR) 5 kills, 1 block, receptions
  • Gracyn Reed (JR) 4 aces, 16 asst, 3 digs
  • Tatum Pavey (SR) 1 ace, 16 digs, 8 receptions
  • True Johnson (SO) 1 ace, 14 asst, 3 digs
  • Alexandria Youngblood (SO) 1 block
  • Amaya Constantino (JR) 4 digs
  • Taylor Poore (JR) 1 asst, 3 digs

UIL brackets

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