By Edward Isaacs | FME News Service
BELTON — Killeen already had a playoff spot locked up before Tuesday night’s final regular season District 8-6A match against Belton.
The Lady Roos were just playing for positioning and hoping to spoil the Lady Tigers last-ditch effort to get into the postseason.
Belton (19-19, 4-8) didn’t have its playoff aspirations ruined, but the Lady Tigers’ path became a lot muddier after falling to Killeen (21-14, 6-6) in four sets, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23.
The Belton loss and a Waco Midway win over Harker Heights on Tuesday means the Lady Tigers, Lady Knights and Ellison all moved into a three-way tie for fourth in the district standings. Ellison had a bye Tuesday.
There will be two tie-breaker matches to decide the fourth postseason team from the district, and a coin was flipped this morning to determine
which squad received a bye for the first match.
“The one positive thing is our season didn’t end tonight,” Belton head coach Krystal Brodbeck said. “It’s not the ideal situation, and not what we would’ve preferred. But nonetheless, it’s not over. Going forward, we just have to choose to keep pushing toward those positive thoughts and get ready for our next opponent.”