The Glen Rose Lady Tigers will renew their decades-long rivalry with the Brock Lady Eagles on Friday (Aug. 20) in a 6 p.m. volleyball matchup at Tiger Arena.
“They are an experienced team,” Glen Rose volleyball coach Sandy Langford said. “Their main go-to girls have been part of their success for four years, and they are winning big games.”
The Lady Eagles enter the contest at 18-4, while the Lady Tigers are 13-8.
Behind 10 kills from Taylor Fellers and seven more from Abby Koerner, the Lady Tigers swept Springtown, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 on Tuesday night at Tiger Arena.
Glen Rose overcame a 9-1 deficit in the first and a 7-0 deficit in the second before winning both sets.
Langford was happy with the grit her team showed in coming back.
“It builds confidence, and when things don’t start off our way, we fight to turn it around,” she said. “Defense keeps us in games, and we are scoring more points offensively, winning real points.”
Cam Hinton led the Lady Tigers with 15 digs, while Emma Lozier recorded a team-best 20 assists, and Alexis Mims and Brooklynn Vara had three block assists each.
Over the weekend, the Lady Tigers went 3-1 in the Arlington High School Showcase that featured Arlington High, Arlington Heights, Mansfield Legacy and Mansfield Summit. The Lady Tigers beat Heights 25-11, 25-12, 25-18 to open the showcase last Friday, and later in the day they beat Class 6A Arlington High 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 30-28 behind a triple-double from Fellers (25 assists, 11 kills, 11 digs) and a school-record 34 digs from Hinton.
The following day, the Lady Tigers fell to Legacy 13-25, 14-25, 12-25 and beat Mansfield Summit 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23. Mims had 11 kills and Fellers added 10 kills to go along with 22 assists, and Hinton added 28 digs in the win over Summit.
Hinton was named to the all-tournament team.
“I am excited how we are competing against the good teams and how confident we are against the average teams,” Langford said. “We are earning more points every game and learning the importance to capitalize on the other team’s errors.”