By NATHAN BURAL
Reporter Sports Staff
It might have taken longer for the Hillsboro Lady Eagles to drive to Glen Rose than it did for the Lady Tigers to dispose of them Tuesday night.
Glen Rose wasted no time sending Hillsboro back where they came from with victories of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-15 in District 7-3A play.
The Lady Tigers set the tone early on with an early victory in the first game.
“(In the first game) we seemed to play the same way we always do,” said Head Coach Linda Waggoner. “We had some hits, but we missed some serves. (Hillsboro) can be really good when they want to be. They have some athletes, so we always have to play good defense against them.”
In the second contest, Glen Rose jumped out to an early 12-5 lead.
However, the Lady Eagles put up a little bit of a struggle.
Hillsboro scored 12 of the next 19 points to bring the Glen Rose lead to 19-17.
But the Lady Tigers answered right back with kill shots from Bridget Burns, Brielle Nicholson and Katie Uehlein, as well as service aces from Burns and Haley Coffer to take the game.
In the third game, Glen Rose started with a 6-4 lead, but Hillsboro connected on the next five points to take a 9-6 lead before Jessie Calkins ended the streak with a kill shot.
The two teams swapped points until the score reached 13-13.
Glen Rose was given a free point when Hillsboro was penalized for an illegal substitution, making the score 14-13 in favor of the Lady Tigers.
After swapping points to make the score 15-14, Burns took over.
She landed a kill shot and served up four aces, and with a Coffer tip, the Lady Tigers held a 22-15 lead.
A Katy Irvin kill, Hillsboro mistake and Calkins stuff gave the Lady Tigers the three points to take the game.
Glen Rose will host Whitney to finish their two-game home stand before traveling to China Spring next Tuesday.
Friday’s match begins at 4:30 p.m.