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DISTRICT 10-4A VOLLEYBALL: Pirates bounce back with rally past North Forney
Following a stinging loss to Carrollton Newman Smith on Friday, Poteet knew it could ill-afford to have any lingering effects when it returned to the court against North Forney on Tuesday.
As the second half of the 10-4A season gets underway, the Pirates are in the middle of a heated battle with the Trojans for a playoff spot, and losing to a team near the bottom of the standings is a recipe for disaster as far as the postseason is concerned.
For one game, Poteet was in danger of doing to just that, but it righted the ship in time, and was able to secure a 22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21 victory over North Forney.
The Pirates, with the help of undefeated Highland Park's victory over Carrollton Newman Smith on Tuesday, move back into a tie for fourth place at 4-4.
The Scots, who are now 8-0, have a one-game lead over Carrollton Creekview, which defeated Terrell on Tuesday, and a two-game advantage over Forney, which was a winner over West Mesquite.
The victory for Poteet was a good remedy to a heartbreaking setback on Friday. With a chance to take control of sole possession of fourth place, the Pirates won the first two games, only to watch the Trojans rally for a 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11 victory.
It was a difficult week for West Mesquite, as the Wranglers fell to 1-7 after being swept by Carrollton Creekview on Friday and Forney on Tuesday.
There is still plenty of time for teams to make a move and Poteet can do just that on Friday when it plays at third-place Forney. The Pirates will also play at West Mesquite on Tuesday.
If Poteet can put together an undefeated week, it could put the pressure on Newman Smith, which must play Creekview on Friday and Forney on Tuesday.
Highland Park 8-0 29-5
Carrollton Creekview 7-1 21-12
Forney 6-2 18-11
Carrollton Newman Smith 4-4 6-17
Poteet 4-4 9-20
North Forney 2-6 4-17
West Mesquite 1-7 6-17
Terrell 0-8 0-14
Poteet def. North Forney 22-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21
Forney def. West Mesquite 25-12, 25-13, 25-10
Highland Park def. Carrollton Newman Smith 25-22, 25-18, 25-12
Carrollton Creekview def. Terrell 25-6, 25-9, 25-10
Carrollton Newman Smith def. Poteet 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11
Carrollton Creekview def. West Mesquite 25-5, 25-8, 25-12
Highland Park def. Forney 25-14, 25-13, 25-10
North Forney def. Terrell 25-14, 25-13, 25-14
Poteet at Forney
Terrell at West Mesquite
Carrollton Creekview at Carrollton Newman Smith
Highland Park at North Forney
Poteet at West Mesquite
North Forney at Carrollton Creekview
Forney at Carrollton Newman Smith
Highland Park vs. Terrell