Volleyball: Clear Falls to battle Cy Woods
Clear Falls volleyball isn't shying away from the competition in its first varsity season, or first varsity tournament, and the welcome to the big leagues comes in a big way when the fledgling Lady Knights take on highly-ranked Cy Woods in a Cy-Fair ISD Classic pool play opener.
Defending region champion Cy Woods is one of the best Class 5A teams in the area and state, and features several players who have been named to preseason all-star teams.
Clear Falls will compete in District 24-4A with no seniors in this historic first go-around, and facing a powerhouse program like Cy Woods is all part of the learning process, and one of many 'David vs. Goliath' experiences the Lady Knights will have this year.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: Clear Falls at Cy Woods
• When: 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11
• Where: Cy Woods High School
• What's at stake: A victory in a pool opener at the Cy-Fair ISD Tournament
• Clear Falls players to watch: S Rebecca Watson, OH-MB Erin Farmer, MB Allison York, OH Macy Richard
• Cy Woods players to watch: S Chloe Collins, MB Sarah Nielsen, L Victoria Arenas
• Clear Falls: The Lady Knights also take on Cy Lakes (5 p.m.) and Oak Ridge (6 p.m.) on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Cy Woods High School in pool play at the Cy-Fair ISD event that continues Saturday, Aug. 13 ... Clear Falls has another road outing at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at 2010 Class 5A Region II quarterfinalist Klein Oak before its first varsity home match with Clear Creek ISD co-member Clear Springs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 ... There's another home appearance against Deer Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, a match on Aug. 19 at Lamar (time to be announced), and the Humble ISD Tournament on Aug. 18 and 20 before an early District 24-4A opener on Aug. 23 at La Marque ... The quick league start is due to the nine-team 24-4A lineup ... The Lady Knights also have tournaments at Dickinson and Kingwood this season.
• Cy Woods: After Clear Falls, the Lady Wildcats have pool outings against Oak Ridge (5 p.m.) and Cy Lakes (6 p.m.) on Thursday, Aug. 11, at home ... Coach Ashley Ahlfinger is 147-25 overall and 60-4 in district in four seasons at Cy Woods, which is coming off a 45-3 finish after falling to Lewisville Hebron in the 5A state semifinals ... Collins, Arenas (both juniors) and Nielsen (a senior) are three of the top players in the area and state, and a big reason the Lady Wildcats are the team to beat in District 17-5A ... The Lady Wildcats host Tomball at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
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