Lady Tigers drop marathon match in Thrall
The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 1-7 on the young season. Thrall improved to 4-3.
Rockdale dominated its two game wins, leading by as many as 13 points in the second game, reeling off seven straight points en route to a 25-17 victory.
The Lady Tigers extended the match to a final fifth game with a 25-19 win in the fourth.
Shelby Evans pounded out 15 kills and produced four blocks to pace Rockdale, followed by Lisa Vest’s eight kills and Samantha Muston’s seven.
Morgan Fischer complemented with 24 digs, while Morgan Laughlin logged six aces.
The freshmen also won 25-15, 25-18 behind Jolie Carpenter’s 10 points.
The Lady Tigers went 1-5 in the Copperas Cove Tournament losing to Evant 25-9, 25-21; host Copperas Cove 25-10, 25-14; China Spring 25-10, 25-16; Harper 25-19, 21-25, 25-20; China Spring 25-17, 25-23.
Rockdale defeated Troy 25-15, 25-10.
Gatesville blitzed through undefeated to take the tournament crown.
The Lady Tigers venture to the Cedar Creek Tournament this weekend and then travel to Granger on Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers host their own tournament on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.