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After a tough season, both Flower Mound and Richardson JJ Pearce volleyball are ready to face each other in the second round of the Texas High School Volleyball Playoffs. VYPE DFW takes a deeper look at both teams' seasons as well as what fans can expect out of the teams as they head into the Thursday night playoffs pairing:
Beginning their season with an incredible run through non-district play, the Lady Jaguars posted a 19-5 record throughout non-district play. Beginning the season with a sweep over Allen, the Lady Jaguars powered through big moments with victories over other strong competitors such as Denton Guyer, McKinney North, Hockaday, Northwest V.R. Eaton, Grapevine, and more.
As the team continued to build on their season, athletes like Catherine Young, Brianna Watson, Caroline Tredwell, Liz Goodspeed, Emerson Dement, Chloe O'Brien, and others showed out on the court for Flower Mound. Entering district play, the team went on a six-game win streak with victories over the likes of Lewisville, Flower Mound Marcus, Coppell, Hebron, and more. Losing only two matches in district play, the Lady Jaguars finished first in their district standings.
So far in playoffs, Flower Mound defeated McKinney in a 3-0 sweep. The team looks to continue their strong presence on the court as they enter a match-up against Richardson's JJ Pearce.
The Lady Mustangs have fought from the very start of their season. Posting incredible victories over the likes of Frisco Emerson, Mesquite Horn, Richardson, Frisco Memorial, and others through non-district play, JJ Pearce had multiple moments of which to be proud of as they prepared for the rest of their schedule. Learning from every moment and showcasing resiliency, the Lady Mustangs finished their non-district schedule with a 10-11 overall record. Knowing they needed to kick it into high gear in order to play strong matches against a tough district schedule, JJ Pearce did just that as they headed into district play.
Led by incredible athletes like Kendall Timme, Catherine McWhorter, Audrey Baergen, Elle Parisi, Jenna Sisson, Ryann Vik, and more, the Lady Mustangs worked their way through their district schedule by posting strong victories over Richardson Berkner, Lake Highlands, Irving MacArthur, Irving, Richardson, and more. Having lost only two matches through district play, the team finished second in their district standings-- just behind Highland Park.
So far in the playoffs, JJ Pearce has posted a 3-0 sweep over Arlington Lamar and looks to continue strong on Thursday night against Flower Mound.
Both teams have what it takes to be victorious. With similar records and drive, fans can expect this match to be an energetic battle to the finish. The Lady Mustangs are looking to make their mark and stand out against opponents in post-season play while the Lady Jaguars are looking to continue their dominance this season. Fans can expect a tough match as these two go head-to-head looking to make it one step closer to the state tournament.
The match is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 2nd at the neutral site of Carrollton Ranchview High School.
This week, Flower Mound Marcus sets to take on cross-town rival Flower Mound for another anticipated Mound Showdown. These two teams are looking to improve their record and battle hard on Friday, but what can fans expect to see? VYPE DFW dives into it:
The Mauraders started their season off in a less-than-ideal fashion. The team opened their season with a 56-24 loss against Highland Park at home. The next game, Flower Mound Marcus traveled to Southlake and fell 57-15 against the Southlake Carroll Dragons. In their third game of the season, the Marauders put up a battle and did everything they could to fight hard against Euless Trinity, but ultimately fell 59-49.
Last week, the Marauders finally secured their first victory of the season as they posted a 34-33 victory in overtime over Hebron for their district opener. Patrick Crayton Jr. helped lead the team to victory while tallying 246 passing yards and three touchdowns. Tyle Hoke, Drew Koster, Ayson McCray Jones, Sheldon Armour, Jess McElroy, and others were also key contributors in the game. Looking to continue strong through district play, Flower Mound Marcus is ready for a battle in Flower Mound on Friday night.
The Jaguars have secured two victories so far this season-- a season-opening 38-31 victory over Keller Fossil Ridge and a week two 41-21 victory over Lake Highlands. Following their hot start, the team has only been able to scored a combined two points in their other two games-- a 30-7 loss against a tough McKinney team and a 34-7 district opening loss against Lewisville last week.
Led by the likes of Marcus Simpson, Jason Welch, Alex Winkle, Mason Macdonald, Jake Watson, Elliot Trawick, and others, the Jaguars are looking to improve on their record as they enter this week's cross-town rivalry against Flower Mound Marcus.
Last season, Flower Mound Marcus posted a 30-21 victory over the Jaguars and they'll look to defend their champions of the Mound title as they gear up for a Friday night battle. Flower Mound, however, is determined to not only put a stop to the Marauders this season, but to secure their first victory in district play.
Fans can expect a battle to the final whistle in this year's Mound Showdown. Both teams are fired up and ready to improve their schedule while also wanting to take claim to being the best team in Flower Mound. Fans aren't going to want to miss this physical, fast-paced matchup. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m. at Flower Mound High School.