(Seguin) - Seguin volleyball is in the driver's seat for the No. 2 playoff seed in District 26-5A after dispatching Medina Valley in four sets (25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-14) Friday evening at Goldie Harris Gym.
With a 10-3 district record, the Matadors are alone in second place and one match ahead of Boerne-Champion and Kerrville-Tivy (both 9-4) with one match left on the schedule. Seguin wraps up the regular season Tuesday with a visit to first-place Dripping Springs. The Tigers (32-12, 13-0), ranked 13th in the state by the TGCA, have already secured the 26-5A championship.
The Mats can secure the No. 2 playoff seed with a win over Dripping Springs. If Seguin loses that match, multiple scenarios are in play. The Mats could still clinch second place outright if Champion drops its final match to Lockhart and Tivy falls to Alamo Heights, they could end up in a two-way tie for second if only one of the two loses, or finish in a three-way tie if the Chargers and Antlers both win. Seguin, Champion, and Tivy all went 1-1 against each other in head-to-head district matches, so a three-way tie would involve a coin flip to determine playoff seeding.
Abby Cheek led Seguin's attack against Medina Valley with 16 kills, and Desiray Rodriguez delivered a strong performance at the net with nine kills, three solo blocks, and two block assists.
Megan Wilke set for 21 assists, and Savanna Luensmann added 11. Kaylie Koenen sparked the defensive effort with 23 digs, Leandra Priestly chipped in with 13, and each player sent four aces over the net.
Seguin head coach Kristi Stanley noted that the commanding win and dominant finish in the fourth set were not only critical for the Matadors' place in the district standings, but to keep positive momentum going into Tuesday's showdown with Dripping Springs.
"Anything to build confidence, and we're ending our district season with the number one team in our district, Dripping Springs, so we definitely need to have confidence going in against them, be able to play steady, and try to take care of business," Stanley said. "That game can help decide our seeding for the playoffs, so it's a really important match for us to have confidence going into."
Seguin's overall record is 26-13. Tuesday's match in Dripping Springs starts at 6:30 p.m.