Playoffs are underway this week as McKinney North looks to pave a route to win the school's first volleyball 5A UIL State Championship. Head Coach Libby Rodriguez has her eyes set on Tuesday's match against Frisco Wakefield as they prepare for a state run. The key to the Lady Bulldogs' success has been their incredible team chemistry and their youthful approach to each and every match. The team has worked hard all season and now has one goal in mind as they kick off their 5A playoff run this week.
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Despite McKinney North's roster being composed primarily of Sophomores, they have dominated the season, going 26-9 with a record of 8-2 in district. Seven of those district wins have been complete shutouts, seventeen shutouts in total all season.
McKinney North takes on Frisco Wakeland Tuesday evening, 11/5, 8 PM at McKinney Boyd and we had the pleasure to sit down with Coach Rodriguez and Team Captains Hallie Collett and Nylah Encalade to hear about their season.
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There are 48 regular season games to pick this year and the chances of a 75 percent prediction record is slim-to-none. It would require a 45-3 record the last two weeks of the year, and I'm 100% sure I'll get more than three wrong this week. I went 19-5 last week, which is 79.2 percent right, missing big time on DeSoto beating Mansfield Summit, Dallas Carter beating Dallas Hutchins and Dunne knocking off Lynch.
Below are the 22 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive games for Thursday and Friday:
Keller Central clinching a playoff spot and eliminating Keller Timber Creek; Prestonwood bouncing back and beating Bishop Lynch at home.
The first two games are Thursday night matchups; the next 19 are Friday night games; last one is Saturday. There are a lot of playoff implications in these games as well, so hold onto you butts, because here...we...go. Week 10 picks!
Grapevine (5-3, 2-2) vs. #2 Denton Ryan (8-0, 5-0)
Ryan is in. There's no doubt about that. Grapevine has work to do. It is in fourth right now and owns the tie-breaker over Denton, which is a game. Grapevine can clinch with a win and a Heritage win or a Denton loss. However, it'll have to wait a week as Ryan rolls here at home.