Katie Kessler (6) attacks the Cy-Springs wall of Ielan Bradley (16) and Lauren Polio (13), as the Panthers' Lainey Click (4), and the Bears' Emerson Sykies (1), Karrington Kays (14), Emily Adams (8) and Makensie Garner (obscured, orange jersey) look on. The CFISD HS #12 Bear volleyball team defeated the Cy-Springs Panthers, 3-0, during both teams' first district match, Aug. 21, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

CYPRESS — Upon completion of the first round of district action, only one Cypress volleyball team stands undefeated: The Cy-Fair Bobcats.

Although the Bobcats are at 8-0 in the northern district of 17-6A, the pressure is mounting in the southern side in District 14-6A as only one match separates the top team of Cy-Ranch from the fourth place squad of Tomball Memorial.

And it was the same fourth-place Lady Wildcats who bruised the Mustangs’ league record to 7-1 Friday night. Cy-Ranch hosts the silver place Langham Creek Lobos Tuesday night. A win by the Lobos would split the rankings, which has the possibility of forcing an in-district playoff to determine playoff seeding and possibly the 14-6A championship when the league reaches the certification date after the regular season, but before playoffs. That would require Langham Creek to win Tuesday night, and then both Lobos and Mustangs would need to have matching league records when it’s all said and done.

At this point, all Cypress teams have a shot at a fourth-place playoff seed, but that window will close soon as the second round of league play progresses until squads are mathematically eliminated from contention.

The top four slots have largely been the same throughout the district season. If playoffs started today, the southern half of Cypress would see Cy-Ranch, Langham Creek, Bryan and Tomball Memorial would enter the Region II playoffs. The northern half would see Cy-Fair, Spring Branch Memorial, Cy-Creek and Spring Branch Stratford go into the Region III playoffs.

District 14-6A standings (after Friday’s games)
1. Cy-Ranch, 7-1, 20-8
2. Langham Creek, 7-1, 18-15
3. Bryan 6-2, 29-9
4. Tomball Memorial, 6-2, 18-10
5. Cy-Woods, 4-4, 14-16
6. CFISD HS #12, 2-5, 13-14
7. Cy-Springs 2-6, 13-19
8. Cy-Lakes, 1-7, 6-17
9. Cy-Park, 0-7, 6-27

District 17-6A standings (after Friday’s games)
1. Cy-Fair, 8-0, 24-7
2. Memorial, 7-1, 21-12
3. Stratford, 6-2, 15-19
4. Cy-Creek, 5-3, 14-14
5. Cy-Ridge, 3-5, 13-18
6. Cy-Falls, 3-5, 9-16
7. Jersey Village, 3-5, 9-16
8. Spring Woods, 1-7, 4-14
9. Northbrook, 0-8, 2-15

Game statistics:
Bryan def. Cy-Woods, 3-1: 25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 25-23.
Cy-Woods:
Kills: Reagan Bob, 12; Dnari Mills, 6; AnnFlorian Reder, 6; Grace Sebesta, 5; H. Estupinan, 3.
Aces: Reder, 3; Sophia Nowak, 2; Estupinan, 1; Callie Cogdill, 1; Allie Ashman, 1.
Blocks/Assists: Bob, 4/0; Sebesta, 4/1; Estupinan, 0/1.
Digs: Cogdill, 10; Chloe Ewing, 9; Reder, 7; Ashman, 7; Nowak, 5; Bob, 2; Mills, 2.
Sets: Ashman, 23; Reder, 1; Cogdill, 1; Bob, 1; Estupinan, 1.

Cy-Fair def. Cy-Creek, 3-0: 25-17, 25-22, 25-21.
Cy-Fair:
Kills: R. Portalatin, 22; Lauryn Bourne, 16; Faith Jones, 8; Elyse Buras, 2; Audura Sogsbean, 1; Sophie Scott, 1.
Aces: Buras, 2; Kara Spice, 1; Reagan Warth, 1; Taylor Reilly, 1.
Blocks (Assists only): Jones, 5; Sogsbean, 4; Scott, 3; Bourne, 1; Portalatin, 1.
Digs: Buras, 24; Spice, 23; Warth, 14; Bourne, 14; Portalatin, 12; Reilly, 2; Jones, 1.
Sets: Buras, 43; Spice, 4.

Cy-Falls def. Cy-Ridge, 3-1: 25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 25-23.
Cy-Ridge:
Kills: Skyla Childs, 15; Emerald Jacobs, 8; Jarinae White, 4; Bryce Earl, 3; C. Mountain, 2.
Aces: Alex Wisneiwski, 1.
Blocks: Earl, 3; Childs, 2; Jacobs, 2; Catherine Pham, 1.
Digs: Childs, 15; Jacobs, 12; Wisneiwski, 8; White, 7; Pham, 3; Mountain, 2; Earl, 2; Emily Trinh, 2.
Sets: Pham, 28; Childs, 1.

Jersey Village def. Spring Woods, 3-1: 25-16, 25-4, 23-25, 25-10.

Tomball Memorial def. Cy-Ranch, 3-1.

Langham Creek def. Cy-Springs, 3-0: 25-17, 25-20, 25-22.
Langham Creek:
Kills: Deanna Spell, 10; Kristen Bencal, 7; Macy Martin, 6; Kendal O’Gilvie, 6; Hannah Lax, 6; Brooke Thompson, 4; Jurnee Stuckey, 2.
Aces: Martin, 4; Spell, 2; Allison Vincer, 1; Bencal, 1; Thompson, 1; Erica Lowery, 1.
Blocks: O’Gilvie, 3. Assists: Thompson, 1; Lax, 1.
Digs: Lowery, 15; Spell, 10; Bencal, 7; Martin, 6; Vincer, 6; Thompson, 3; Stuckey, 1.

We’re listing the readily available statistics as of press time.

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