Lady Dogs' playoff hopes still alive after loss to loop leader
The win keeps Granger atop the District 25A standings.
The Lady Dogs' playoffs hopes are still alive as they sit in third place behind Thrall. Thorndale will host the Tigerettes Friday for three games starting at 4 p.m.
The Lady Dogs will travel to Bartlett on Tuesday, Oct. 27 to finish up the regular season. Wins over Thrall and Bartlett would move Thorndale into the district's second place slot.
The Lady Dogs went in know that a victory would shake up the district standings.
Thorndale won the first set 25- 17. Granger then found its groove of tough serves and hard hitting, defeating the Lady Dogs 16-25, 11-25 in the second and third games.
The Lady Lions took a commanding 22-8 lead in the final set before Thorndale came roaring back. The Lady Dogs got with seven, but lost the set and match 18-25.
Jordan Heine had a volleyball version of a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs on the night. Kristen Kieschnick and Margie Llana each had seven kills with Kieschnick serving three aces and Llana slamming two blocks.
Shelby Stolte had three kills, nine assists and four blocks, Tamicka Cook three kills and two blocks, Shelbie Maupin 14 assists, Marline Hall three digs.