Volleyball ends regular season tied for second

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By Matt Ward —

 

Splitting their final two regular season matches, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will enter the UIL playoffs tied as the District 27-3A runner-up with Geronimo Navarro after falling to the Panthers on the road in four sets Friday.

Depending on the outcome of a tiebreaker between the two schools, the 25th-ranked Billies will face either Pleasanton or Somerset early next week in the bi-district round. Additional FHS playoff information will be available on the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post website as it is announced.

Last night, the Billies defeated Canyon Lake 25-18, 25-21, 29-27 at home to clinch a share of second place in district. On Friday, FHS fell at Navarro 15-25, 20-25, 25-17, 19-25.

Ending the regular season with a 22-19 (7-3 district) record, head coach Jason Roemer said his team “felt like we gave some matches away.”

“We definitely had the injury bug get us this year with four concussions in our program, but we are healthy now and when we are playing well we feel like we can play with any team in our region,” he said.

Fredericksburg’s path to the regional tournament is blocked by “a competitive district 28 opponent, followed by Bellville, La Grange, and possibly Navarro in some order,” Roemer said.

Of the schools in Fredericksburg’s half of the regional bracket, five teams are among the top 25 in Class 3A.

“We have shown we are capable of playing with second-ranked Wimberley.  We were close to pulling off an upset at their gym a few weeks ago,” Roemer said. “We have to be consistent and play high level volleyball for a full match.”

“This team is capable of doing that and making a fun run in the playoffs,” Roemer said. “This is the fun time of the season and what all the hard work has been about. All the work in the practice gym, all the time in the weight room, now is the time it gets tested.”

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