TEXARKANA, Texas — Pleasant Grove did something special on Senior Night.
The Lady Hawks swept Paris, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, in a District 15-4A varsity volleyball match Tuesday at Hawk Gym.
It was the only district loss for the Lady Cats this season.
"I am really, really excited about the win," Pleasant Grove head coach Amy Collvins said. "The girls came out fired up. In the past couple of weeks, we had an agenda because we had lost two district matches in a week.
"Georgia Cobb played unbelievable for her last game on the court. I am super proud of her. The whole team stayed together and stayed focused."
The only tie of the final set was at 2-all. Behind the service of Ella Nichols, the Hawks (21-18, 6-2) built a 7-2 lead.
Paris (28-8, 7-1) clawed its way back to make it a close affair with PG ahead, 18-17. But a Lady Cat serve sailed out, and Young slapped in four serves to give the Hawks a 23-17 edge. After a Cobb block, Paris had a hitting error to end the match.
The first set featured eight ties at 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9-all before the Hawks pulled away. Hallie Lipham put a kill down the back baseline to give Pleasant Grove back the serve at 10-9.
Lexi Snyder took the service line and fired in five consecutive to give the Hawks a 15-9 lead. Later, Cobb hammered in a kill to give PG the serve at 23-19. Paris had two hitting errors and the Hawks earned the set.
Set two was tied only twice at 15 and 18-all. Macy Young served with Pleasant Grove trailing 15-13 and slapped in four points to give the Hawks a 17-15 lead.
Nichols served the winning point for PG when the Lady Cats committed a hitting error.
Cobb, Bre Jones, Rachael Leach and manager Gracie McDougal were honored before the match on Senior Night.
"It has been special in getting to know Rachael for the last two years," Collvins said. "It has been special in the way Bre came back for her senior season and put in the hard work and effort.
"Gracie holds a very special place in my heart. She has spent four years with us and is like an assistant. Gracie has given up endless hours for those girls, and I am going to miss her."
McDougal never missed a varsity match.
Young had 15 service points, Snyder slapped in 10 points and made 11 digs, Cobb had 10 kills and Katie Ferguson put down eight kills and had 11 assists.
Mackenzie Williams smacked in 13 service points to lead PG's junior varsity to a 25-18, 25-21 sweep over the Lady Cats.