Hilco Real Estate 6-2024

Clean sweep: Wylie advances to regional final after beating The Woodlands 3-0

by | Dec 1, 2020 | Sports

They can’t be stopped right now. Wylie is on to the regional finals. 

It seems like a distant memory when Wylie won their first playoff game in seven years over Horn in the bi-district round. After a complete performance, the Lady Pirates swept the Lady Highlanders for their fourth win of the postseason. What’s most impressive, they have yet to drop a set all playoffs as they’ve gotten hot at the right time of the season. 

Both of the first two sets were similar. The two teams went back and forth in a close contest before ultimately Wylie took control with a good run in the end. The first set was behind the service of Abi Williams, which got the Lady Pirates four straight points on the way to their 25-17 set victory. 

The second set saw both teams really step up the intensity of a playoff atmosphere. They were aggressive at the net, with each team trading points off of long rallies and working hard to grind out runs. Trinity Blackwood got a kill to give the Lady Pirates a 19-16 advantage and that was all the space they needed to win set number two 25-20. 

That left one more set between Wylie and advancing and the girls came out with all of the energy to start the third set. Once again, it was the play at the net, with Niah Tucker leading the way. She had two kills and three blocks for points to open the set and The Woodlands was forced to take a timeout down 7-1. 

The Lady Highlanders refused to quit and battled their way back, making the final set as close as 14-12 before Wylie took a timeout and went on another run of their own. Izzy Jones made the final two kills on the evening, giving Wylie a 25-17 set three victory. 

With the win, Wylie advances to take on Klein High School later this week at a time and location to be determined. 

Klein was able to advance to the regional finals by dispatching Wylie’s district rivals Sachse 3-1. It was just the Flying Lady Bearkats second dropped set all season, as they’re ranked as the No. 1 team in the state by the TGCA. 

But no team is playing better than the Lady Pirates right now and it sets up a big game with just eight teams remaining in the UIL 6A playoffs. 

For the full story, see the Dec. 9  issue or subscribe online.

By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Related News

Rains push softball youth camp indoors

Rains push softball youth camp indoors

Coach Kristin Johnson demonstrates different ways to field a ball to young campers. While rain was an obstacle for last week’s youth softball camp, the kids got plenty of work thanks to the indoor facility. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) While storms in...

read more
Rain or shine, East holds football youth camp

Rain or shine, East holds football youth camp

Coach David Cazabat calls out instruction as the football campers shuffle through a drill. Wylie East had a terrific turnout at last week’s youth football camp. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The Wylie East football program put on their annual youth...

read more
Wylie sees plenty of faces, fun at youth football camp

Wylie sees plenty of faces, fun at youth football camp

Richard Hellewell and Carter Tadlock compete in an obstacle course during Wylie’s youth camp last week. To keep things fun and competitive, the kids all took part in the course that involved hurdles, throwing a ball into designated pockets in the net and a push sled....

read more
Wylie hosts young soccer players for camp

Wylie hosts young soccer players for camp

Storms can’t halt excitement for young soccer campers Despite the weather, plenty of future soccer stars got to come to Wylie’s girls camp last week. There, the Wylie coaches put them through various drills to help sharpen their game. (Austin Smith/The Wylie...

read more
Raiders hold youth camps as summer kicks off

Raiders hold youth camps as summer kicks off

Coach Heath Andrews demonstrates a drill during last week’s youth baseball camp. Coach Andrews had to get creative with after weather forced portions of the camp indoors last week. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) While the kids are officially out for...

read more
Gilberts’ late kick leaves spring game in 10-10 tie

Gilberts’ late kick leaves spring game in 10-10 tie

Martaveion Sanders (2) nearly comes up with the interception in Wylie’s spring game last Wednesday, May 15. Sanders was one of several players to play on both sides of the ball, something Pirates fans could see next fall (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The...

read more
Wylie East duo shines in TASCO All-Star Game

Wylie East duo shines in TASCO All-Star Game

Wylie East’s Bryn Geppert (left) and Amaya Dawkins (right) were each selected to compete in the TASCO Senior Showcase last week in San Antonio. The pair were tremendous for Coach Kody Christensen (center) during their high school careers. (Courtesy Photo) (More...

read more
Lady Pirates wrap up strong spring with title

Lady Pirates wrap up strong spring with title

The Wylie Lady Pirates won last Saturday’s Xtreme League tournament to cap their spring work. The girls bested Highland Park in the final game for the title. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The Wylie volleyball girls capped their spring work in the Xtreme...

read more
Pirates’ doubles teams take part in regionals

Pirates’ doubles teams take part in regionals

Ellie Smith and her mixed doubles partner, Jonathan Fain, took part in last week's regional tournament in Waco. They were one of three doubles teams from Wylie to qualify for the event. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The Wylie tennis team sent six Pirates...

read more
Raiders’ tennis players compete in Region II tourney

Raiders’ tennis players compete in Region II tourney

Wyatt Kelley got an opening-round win at last week’s regional tournament in Waco. He was Wylie East’s lone athlete to advance to the regional quarterfinals. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) Six of Wylie East’s tennis players made the trip to the Waco...

read more
Order photos