Lady ‘Stangs down Snyder in four games

SNYDER — It wasn’t easy. It never is at Snyder.But after allowing the host team to tie the match with a decisive Game 2 win, Sweetwater rallied to win Friday’s District 4-3A volleyball match in four games by scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-22, 25-22.With the victory, Sweet-water (2-3, 11-18) broke out of a fourth-place district tie with the Lady Tigers, who fell to 1-4, 10-16. “I didn’t think we played all that great, but it’s always hard over there,” Sweetwa-ter coach Liz Miller said. “It was a big game for both teams. I’m glad we were able to come out on top.”The Lady Mustangs went ahead to stay early in Game 3, but Snyder closed within 24-22 until Mikeilah Foust hit a game-winning kill. The fourth game was sim-ilar, as Sweetwater went up to stay at 8-7 — but led just 23-22 until scoring the last two points of the match, ending with a kill by Kayla Chowning.Shaneese Brown finished with a team-high 15 kills and four blocks, along with six digs. Morgan Gomez led Sweetwater with 23 digs in the match, and Aly Heredia had a team-high 19 assists.Kayla Chowning had 10 kills, 12 digs and two aces; Foust had six kills and one dig; Maddie Jones had 14 assists, one kill, one ace and two digs; Heredia also had four digs and two kills; Maddie Berry had two kills, six digs and one block; Mikki Reschman had seven digs and three aces; Ziggy Collins had one kill and three digs; and Kensi Chowning also had one kill.While Sweetwater trails Wylie (5-0), Monahans (4-1) and Big Spring (3-2) at the halfway point of the dis-trict race, the Lady Mus-tangs have a leg up on both Snyder and last-place Mid-land Greenwood (0-5) for the final playoff berth.Sweetwater hosts Mona-hans on Tuesday, then goes to Greenwood this Friday. The Lady Mustangs will not play Snyder again until the final match of the regular season on Oct. 29.