Lady Tigers bite Rattlers for first league victory
After squandering an early lead, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rallied to hold off Navasota 25-20, 25-16, 18-25, 22-25, 15-11 in a marathon match on the road Tuesday night for their first Distrct 18-3A victory.
The Lady Tigers improved to 16-14 overall and stand 1-3 in district action as the sec- ond half of district play begins Tuesday.
“We got aggressive again and limited our mistakes to take the fifth game,” said Rockdale Coach Jason Williams. “The girls also communicated better in our winning sets. We are working on some things in practice to maintain our intensity during a whole match.
“We showed our resolve with this win.”
Against the Lady Rat tlers (6-25, 1-3), Rockdale breezed to a 2- 0 game lead only to watch as Navasota fight its way back in the match with two straight games.
Middle blocker Shelby Evans fired off 16 kills to spark the Lady Tigers along with 14 digs and six blocks.
Amanda Boyd added 15 assists, 12 digs and two blocks, while Dae Dae Robertson collected eight kills and six blocks, Morgan Laughlin 19 digs and seven kills, Joli Carpenter 16 assists and 11 digs and Emily McCoy 12 digs and four service aces.
The Lady Tigers fell to Caldwell (18-12, 3-1) 14-25, 15-25, 25-20, 16-25 Friday at Tiger Gymnasium.
Evans pounded out 14 kills in addition to 15 digs and four blocks.
Robertson clobbered 13 kills with five blocks, while Samantha Muston logged three kills and three aces, Laughlin 24 digs, Carpenter 12 assists and Boyd 12 assists.
College Station remains in top of the District 18-3A standings with a perfect 4-0 mark.
Caldwell and Madisonville follow closely at 3-1.