While they haven’t lost on the court in nearly two months, the Granbury Lady Pirates volleyball team did come out on the short end of a coin flip with the Aledo Ladycats Tuesday night after both teams won their regular-season finale to share the District 7-4A championship.
The Lady Pirates (37-4), the No. 2 seed from district, will face Burleson Centennial (19-13), the third seed from 8-4A, Tuesday night at 6 in Glen Rose.
Lady Pirates coach Tammy Clark said losing the coin flip ultimately won’t be a factor in the playoffs because the road to Garland (state tourney site) will require getting through perhaps the toughest region in the state.
“I think there are strong teams on both sides of the bracket,” she said. “Region I is strong.”
Region I is home to several teams ranked in the state’s top 25, including No. 2 Burleson, No. 7 Granbury, No. 9 Amarillo, No. 13 Boswell, No. 20 Dumas, No. 22 Aledo and No. 24 Canyon Randall.
“I think we are ready and determined,” said Clark.
The Lady Pirates wrapped up the regular season with their 13th consecutive victory, 25-11, 25-6, 25-9 at O.D. Wyatt Tuesday. They set a team record for overall victories, and their 21 road wins are also believed to be a record.
Now the Lady Pirates set their sights on another first in a season of firsts. Five times in program history they have advanced three rounds deep in the postseason – including the past four seasons – but they have never reached a regional tournament.
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