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Warriors finish tied for second in District 30-4A (VIDEO)

By MIKE FORMAN
Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.


Michelle Rendon has been playing varsity volleyball at Victoria West for three seasons.

The senior played on her home court for what could be the final time Tuesday and made it a memorable night.

"We've thought about that all season," Rendon said. "We've been excited. I think tonight we all played together as a team. We played really solid."

The Warriors (27-11, 9-3) closed out the regular season by sweeping three games from Beeville and finished in a tie for second place in District 30-4A with Calhoun.

The Sandies defeated Tuloso-Midway on Tuesday night in Corpus Christi.

"I'm real proud of my girls," said West coach Sandy Longoria. "A majority of them who played tonight were seniors. I'm real happy for them. They played together, and they were having fun, and that's really what it's all about."

West got the job done quickly against the Lady Trojans, who went winless in district play.

The Warriors cruised to 25-6, 25-12 and 25-8 wins. They trailed only once at 2-0 in the second game and had runs of 20-1 in the first game, 14-5 in the second game and 17-2 in the third game.

"We really try to focus on our game," Longoria said. "We figure we do our job well against any opponent than we don't have to really worry about them. We can play really well at times, so I'm just glad that's how they showed up to play tonight."

Rendon was especially happy to end on a good note. Her first two years on varsity West did not lose a district match.

But she had fun playing with her classmates this season.

"I still enjoyed it just as much," Rendon said. "I just love playing with them. It doesn't matter if we win or lose."

Representatives from West and Calhoun are expected to meet Wednesday to decide how to determine the playoff seeding.

Longoria said she would rather play than flip a coin. The bi-district playoffs would start either Monday or Tuesday.

Rendon expects the Warriors to be ready for the postseason.

"Lately, we've been playing more as a team and together than we have before," she said. "It's going to help us to continue on in the playoffs."

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