Defending District 18-2A Champion Fruitvale opened their 2015 season in Mineola on Aug. 11, taking on both Gladewater and Mineola as part of a dual.
The Lady Cats played exceptionally well against Gladewater, picking up a 25-16, 25-9, 25-19 three-set win.
Things were close for the Lady Cats in game two, with a narrow 25-19, 25-22, 27-25 loss to host Mineola.
Coach Jerry Ptak was pleased with his team’s overall performance during the two matches, noting, “Brinkly Earl and Emily Driskill both had a good night of hitting. Middle blockers Makayla David and Amy Anderson had several blocks and Bryli Stanley had a good night serving. I’m very proud of the girls. They played hard against some bigger schools.”
The Lady Cat JV was also impressive in both of its matches, sweeping Mineola 25-19, 25-11 and rallying back to beat Gladewater 20-25, 25-18, 25-7.