Glen Rose hit a bump last week in District 8-3A action, losing a close match with Kennedale. But the Lady Tigers turned around and came back to defeat district foe Alvarado.
Kennedale claimed the victory over Glen Rose, 23-25, 27-29, 24-26.
Setters Reilly Junge, Teryl Dunn and Anna D'Angelo tied the team high for service points, with 14 each. Destiny Ponce accounted for 10 and Kiffany Kelly scored nine.
Dunn was the team's leading passer with 26 successful digs, while Junge (18), Ponce (18), Kelly (21) and Jaylan Dillard (13) also cracked the double digits.
Macy Reynolds and Junge led the team with six and five kills, respectively, while Caitlin Fellers and Taylor Rhodes each landed four successful attacks.
Ponce stood out with four blocks, while Cheyenne Harton got in three and Reynolds blocked two.
"Kennedale is a big school," Coach Linda Waggoner said. "All of their kids play league ball. The games were all two-point games. I could not ask for any more effort. I was so proud of the girls. This was an hour-and-a-half-long game."
Coach Waggoner added that she didn't think the players ever thought about losing any of the games to Kennedale. That made facing Alvarado tougher.
"We had been so high for Kennedale," Waggoner said. "We did what we were supposed to do."
Despite the setback, the Lady Tigers rallied to take down Alvarado, 25-23, 25-22, 26-24.
Kelly racked up 17 service points while Junge, who had suffered a concussion in previous play, contributed 16. Brittan Sanderson added 11 and Dunn and Shelby Rotan each totaled seven points.
Junge led passing with 38, followed by Dunn with 24 and Kelly and Dillard with 12 each.
Reynolds topped the kills with four, while Ponce hit three and Fellers, Harton and Rhodes added two each.
Harton got in three blocks, with Ponce, Fellers, Rhodes and Reynolds each contributing one.
The Lady Tigers played West in Glen Rose on Tuesday evening. The game time was too late for the Reporter's deadline; please check our Facebook page and www.theglenrosereporter.com for results and coverage.
West "is going to be a tough match," Waggoner said. "Their kids are big, athletic and they grew up playing volleyball."
The Lady Tigers will complete the first round of district play in Venus on Friday. Game time there is 4:30 p.m. before the Glen Rose-Venus varsity football game.