Lady Bulldogs drop close games to Texans
by Brady Keane BCC Sports
The Bandera Lady Bulldogs varsity team
continued to show that they can play with any of
the top teams in District 27-3A last Friday night in
a game against the Wimberley Texans. Although
the Lady Bulldogs dropped the game in three
sets, each set was close and Bandera has shown
steady improvements both on the offensive and
defensive side of the net throughout the district
"We really need to work on keeping the leads
that we have at the beginning of each set almost
every game," senior setter Catrina Sampson said.
"If we can improve on that and our serve receive,
we will put ourselves in a better chance to grab a
Sampson again played a large role in the
offensive production of the Lady Bulldogs,
racking up 14 assists and three aces against a
tough Wimberley team. Senior Kelly Nelson also
had an impressive night on both sides of the net,
as she picked 7 kills, 15 digs, and two aces while
junior Dana Lohrke added 5 kills and 4 blocks.
"We need to raise the level of intensity with
which we play, and we need to start playing
smarter defensively," Nelson said.
With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs remain winless
in district play, but will have an opportunity to
pick up a win tomorrow night against a Canyon
Lake team that Bandera defeated earlier in the
season. The Lady Bulldogs will then travel host
the Navarro Panthers on Oct. 22 before closing
out the season in Boerne and Wimberley.
"Now that we've seen all of our opponents, we
can make changes to our defense to help us
achieve some victories," senior Kelly Harris said.
Pictured: BHS Senior Kelly Harris (left) and Freshman Peyton
Mooney (right) block a Boerne spike. BISD photo