By Evan Grice
A new era of Lady Wildcat volleyball officially got under way this weekend at the Choctaw Activities Center, as Piedmont was one of six competing teams taking part in a pre-season scrimmage festival.
While the first day of action ended in disappointing fashion with a straight set defeat to the host Lady Yellow Jackets, PHS was able to win of its matches against Northwest Classen, and end the night 1-4.
An unfortunate reoccurring theme which took place over the course of Piedmont’s matches during day one of the scrimmages, were opponents getting out to early leads.
Against the Lady Comets in game one that was exactly what happened to the Lady Wildcats.
NWC found itself up big early 8-1, before PHS made a run but ultimately fell in the opener by a score of 15-10.
Game two was a much closer affair, as the Lady Wildcats recovered from another early deficit, only this time the comeback was completed as Piedmont evened the match with a 15-11 second set victory.
In the finale against the Lady Comets, the Lady Wildcats turned the tables on their opponent, as it was them who jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, before emerging vi
ctorious 10-4, and winning the match.After a straight set defeat to the Oklahoma Storm to open the day, the Lady Wildcats ran into another strong opponent in the Lady Rockets from Mount Saint Mary.
MSM was in no mood to let up on the intensity, as PHS was swept aside by scores of 15-10, 15-5.
Things got a little better for the squad against the Lady Patriots from Putnam City West, as Piedmont put up a strong fight in all three sets.
However, it was PCW who had the last laugh as the Lady Patriots won by scores of 15-13, 11-15 and 10-6.
Choctaw was another tough opponent who made life difficult for the Lady Wildcats, as CHS won in straight sets by scores of 15-11 and 15-5.
There was good news though for the junior varsity Lady Wildcat squad, as they claimed victory in three out of four matches on the first day of play.Day two of the scrimmage festival saw teams compete in a tournament style format, which brought a good result for the Lady Wildcats varsity squad, along with a small measure of revenge.
Less than 24 hours after falling to the Lady Patriots from Putnam City West, Piedmont was able to have a reversal of fortune as the Lady Wildcats swept PCW by scores of 25-8 and 25-15.
Mount Saint Mary’s though was too much for PHS to handle in its second match of the day as the Lady Rockets eliminated the Lady Wildcats by scores of 25-17, 25-12.
Things didn’t go much better for the junior varsity as they fell to Choctaw in their only match on Saturday.
Piedmont’s regular sea son opener will be this Saturday on the road as the Lady Wildcats will be facing Corn Bible and Cache, with both games taking place at Cache High School. First serve is set for 10 a.m.