Przyborski named to third all-tournament team

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The volleyball season continued at a rapid pace last week for the Faith Academy Lady Knights who played host to Houston Cypress Christian before making a trip to Kerrville for a two-day tournament where senior Marissa Przyborski once again earned all-tournament team honors, her third in as many chances.

Although the early-week matchup with Cypress took four sets for the hosts to come out on top, head coach Joshua McLain mentioned those lessons helped the team once the tournament picked up at the end of the week.

“Not a bad week. It started hosting Cypress, a good TAPPS 5A program and shaking off rusty play to finish it,” he said.

That momentum carried into the tournament that featured plenty of schools bigger than Faith Academy, but McLain knows that experience against heavy hitters will only pay off down the road.

“We played some extremely tough opponents at 5A Kerrville and we will use that to get stronger over the rest of the season,” he said. “We talked about making sure to limit those errors we can control which are serving and hitting into the net and talking as a team so opponents can’t score easily. We saw some dynamic hitters and good defenses that made us work to keep the game at a high level.”

The Lady Knights alternated wins and losses, starting out on the right foot against San Antonio Jay, 2-1, then falling to Fredericksburg 2-0. They bounced back with a 2-0 win over Killeen but San Antonio Wagner handed them another 2-0 loss right after. Faith met with Killeen again and took the second meeting, 2-1, and ultimately fell to Pflugerville, 2-0, to close things out.

Of course, it’s still early enough in the season where work can still be put in to improve the 13-5-1 overall record heading into this week with a trip to Allen Academy scheduled for Tuesday evening.

“Coming together as a team is a work in progress but I believe we will get there as we grow this season,” McLain said.

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