Lady Tigers playoff hopes hanging by a thin thread

Spikers in fourth with two matches left to go


Senior Morgan Laughlin recorded 14 digs in two district games against Madisonville and Caldwell. 
Reporter/Cliff Dungan Senior Morgan Laughlin recorded 14 digs in two district games against Madisonville and Caldwell. Reporter/Cliff Dungan With their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the Rockdale Lady Tigers dropped a pair of District 18-3A matches to Madisonville and Caldwell.

The Lady Tigers stand at 17-17 on the season and 2-6 in league play, which leaves them in the fourth and final playoff spot.

Rockdale faces the two teams below them in the final two matches of the season, hosting Navasota Friday and then traveling to Taylor Tuesday.

College Station clinched the No. 1 seed in the district with a three-set victory over Madisonville Tuesday.

Madisonville is tied with Caldwell for second place.

The Lady Cougars will face the fourth seeded team in Class 17-4A, China Spring.

The Lady Tigers were swept by Caldwell (21-13, 6-2) 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium.

Senior middle blocker Shelby Evans collected seven kills, eight digs and two blocks.

Joli Carpenter added eight assists, while Amanda Boyd had five assists and four digs and Dae Dae Robertson, Samantha Muston and Keeli McKeehan four digs each.

Rockdale was also swept by Madisonville (25-9, 6-1) Friday on the road, 25-8, 25-14, 25-13.

Evans registered seven kills and two blocks, Robertson five kills and a service ace, Boyd five digs and four assists.

Morgan Laughlin had nine digs, and McKeehan and Carpenter four digs each.

The freshmen fell to Caldwell 25-15, 25-12 as Erin Blanchard had five service points.


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