Lady Tigers finish fourth as host of tournament
In the match, Hailey Offield tallied three digs and two service aces, while Katie Strelsky passed off four assists, Lyndee Pannell pounded out three kills and Jill Young blocked three shots.
The Lady Tigers (3-9) finished fourth in the tournament, behind champion Austin Travis.
Thrall was second and Weimar was third.
Rockdale defeated Austin Reagan 25-18, 22-25, 15-10; lost to Thrall 25-15, 25-17; and fell to Weimar 25-16, 25-20.
In between the tournament, Lady Tigers fell to Lampasas 23- 25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-8.
Kathryn Dodd passed off eight assists, Krista Phillips blasted four kills, Young posted three blocks and Morgan Fischer served up a pair of aces.
“We are at a great spot in our team dynamic at this point in the season,” said Coach Jason Williams. “We continue to overcome obstacles each game.
“We are well on our way to be someone to be reckoned with come district.”
“Krista Phillips has been doing a great job on the outside for us,” Williams said. “She is a smart player and our go-to girl. Hailey Offield, Marissa Mireles, Morgan Fischer, and Bailey Pannell are doing a great job in our back row.
“They have improved by leaps and bounds and they are only getting better.”
In further preparation for the rugged District 23-3A schedule, the Lady Tigers will host Austin LBJ on Sept. 7 and then will not play in Tiger Gymnasium until Sept. 17 when they host Schulenberg.
District favorite Caldwell is 14-10 on the season and the Lady Tigers open their league schedule with the Lady Hornets.