Lady Tigers drop marathon match in Thrall

BY BILL MARTIN
Reporter Sports Editor


Rockdale’s Amanda Boyd tries to slip past a block attempt by Thrall in the Lady Tigers’ five-set loss Tuesday night on the road. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Rockdale’s Amanda Boyd tries to slip past a block attempt by Thrall in the Lady Tigers’ five-set loss Tuesday night on the road. Reporter/Bill Martin THRALL—Moving ever closer to becoming a good volleyball team, the Rock rehab dale Lady Tigers tested their stamina in a marathon match loss to Thrall Tuesday night, 24-26, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19, 6-15.

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.


As Marissa Mireles looks on, Hailey Wright sets up a shot in the Lady Tigers’ second game victory over Thrall Tuesday night. As Marissa Mireles looks on, Hailey Wright sets up a shot in the Lady Tigers’ second game victory over Thrall Tuesday night. The junior varsity was victorious 25-22, 25-23 led by Autumn Davenport’s nine points.

The freshmen also won 25-15, 25-18 behind Jolie Carpenter’s 10 points.

Cove tourney

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.



Seniors William Dean (left) Patric Trejo and Ethan Brinkley prepare their concoctions for the annual “Meet The Tigers” cake auction which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Tiger Gymnasium. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Seniors William Dean (left) Patric Trejo and Ethan Brinkley prepare their concoctions for the annual “Meet The Tigers” cake auction which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Tiger Gymnasium. Reporter/Bill Martin

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