By PETE BANDA
Special to the NEWS
While everyone‘s attention is on the Greyhound football team possibly claiming its first district title in five years, the Lady ’Hounds were establishing themselves as one of the best volleyball programs in the Valley.
Possibly the most successful volleyball seasons in school history was capped off this past week in dominating fashion as San Benito clinched its first district title in over 15 years with a 3-0 beat-down of Weslaco. In addition to finishing first in District 32-6A, the Lady ’Hounds are making back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in a decade.
Loading up its schedule right out of the gate, San Benito won multiple tournaments in August to set the tone for its historic season. By the time district play rolled around, the Lady ’Hounds put together a solid 12-4 record while looking to prove their playoff appearance from last season was far from a fluke.
“We haven’t had a lot of team success the last few years so it was important to me that these girls didn’t get ahead of themselves with early success,” said longtime coach Ruby Medina in an earlier interview. “They proved how much they wanted to win and kept working at it even when the wins continued to roll in. I’m so proud of what we were able to accomplish this season.”
Not only did the Lady ’Hounds claim their most victories ever under Medina with 20, their 8-2 district mark included a whopping five straight victories to end the season, narrowly edging out the Rivera Lady Raiders and their 7-3 district record.
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