Lady Mustangs open district with a bang

Lady Mustang Katie Curiel goes up for a spike as #11 Jelli Padilla looks on. File photo.

In their game against Cotulla on August 31st, Natalia stepped up and won in four sets. Playing at home they won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-22. Cotulla came back to win the third set 25-18, but that just lit the fire under the Lady Mustangs and they won the fourth set 25-20 and the match 3-1.
Jelli Padilla 11 kills, 3 aces, 7 digs. Kylee Spangler 11 kills. Anaya Jones 4 kills, 1 ace. Bella Martinez 1 ace, 10 assists. Tommie Gunn 14 assists. Tina Fulton 1 assist, 20 digs. Bri Paredes 1 assist. McAiyla Ruiz 5 digs. Abi Woodson 1 block. Katie Curiel 1 block.
On Friday against West Campos, the Lady Mustangs again dominated their opponent. Winning 25-23, 25-17, and 25-7, Natalia broke down West Campos offense and defense and found the holes to score points.
Padilla 8 kills, 3 aces. Spangler 7 kills. Gunn 13 assists, 5 aces. Martinez 9 assists. Fulton 7 digs.
Natalia continues to push into district and will take on the Lady Aggies this Friday night in Poteet. On September 14th they will play in Karnes City and on the 17th they will play in Lytle with the football game to follow.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer