The Fillies banner year came to a sudden and unexpected end on Saturday when they fell to Andrews in four sets at the Rip Griffin center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.
After winning the first set the Fillies suddenly went cold and could not solve the Lady Mustangs strong defense in falling 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-12.
The Fillies had defeated this same Andrews team two times earlier in the season.
In the first set the two teams traded points until the Fillies jumped out to 15-11 and 19-14 leads and then winning six of the next nine points for the first set.
Slow starts in each of the remaining three sets proved to be more than the Fillies could overcome. Falling behind 15-8 in the second set the Fillies finally found their rhythm to come back and tie things up at 18-18. But as quick as they climbed back into the set they then got out of sync losing the next four points to trail 22-18. An Andrews serving error followed by a hitting error brought the Fillies to within two points, but the Lady Mustangs capitalized on three straight Fillie hitting errors to even the sets at one each.
The third set was even worse for the Fillies as Andrews jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead. A service error broke the string, but it wasn’t long before the Fillies were trying to dig themselves out of a 15-6 hole. The Fillies did regroup long enough to get to within 22-19, but two Fillie hitting errors along with an Andrews kill gave them a set point at 24-19. A Macey Jordan kill gave the Fillies new life, but her kill was followed by an Andrews kill to end set three and put the Lady Mustangs up 2-1.
Another slow start in set four once again proved too much for the Fillies to overcome as they fell behind 15-4 and the match was basically over with. Andrews held that same 10-11 point cushion throughout the rest of the set and then delivered another one of their kills to end the set and the match.
Unofficially Macey paced the Fillies offensively in her last match with 17 kills. Holly Hemmeline added 10 while Marley Jordan and Lexi Ivy each had one kill.
Graduating seniors who saw their last match in a Fillie uniform were Johnna Hix, Macey Jordan, Danilah Aguirre, and Kinsey Michaleson. Coach Megan David will be returning seven players which include two juniors, three sophomores, and two freshman. Two other freshman were also moved to the varsity for the playoffs.
The Fillies finished in third place in the district behind undefeated Seminole and Levelland who had two losses. Both the Maidens and Lady Loboettes were in action on Tuesday night.
Congratulations to Coach David and her team for another successful season.