Reporter Staff Report
Glen Rose continues to make plenty of noise in non-district volleyball play.
The Lady Tigers came within two points of knocking off a 2009 2A state tournament qualifier and winning their second straight tourney, and went 5-2 in seven matches last week.
Glen Rose met up again with 2A titan and tournament host Peaster in the championship match, and the Lady Tigers found themselves trailing 2-1 before taking game four 25-22 to force a fifth set.
Even in the decisive game, it took Peaster an extra point to finish off the Lady Tigers. When it was over, Peaster won 25-19, 16-25, 25-18, 22-25, 14-16.
Glen Rose head coach Linda Waggoner called it her team's best performance of the season. It had to also be one of the Lady Tigers' best weeks.
It didn't start out that way, however, as the Lady Tigers fell in four tightly-contested sets to Grandview last Tuesday, 21-25, 22-25, 26-24, 24-26.
The Lady Tigers were led in that loss by Katy Irvin with nine kills, 16 serves and 34 passes, and Kaitlin West with six kills, 13 serves, five blocks and 34 passes.
Samantha Strother continued her progress at middle blocker with six blocks and three kills, while Mika Kelly had four kills, a block and 10 passes.
Teryl Dunn had 22 passes followed by Jaylan Dillard with 18, Katie Uehlein with 15, Reilly Junge with 14 and Macy Reynolds with 11. Junge and Uehlein each served 11 times.
Glen Rose bounced back with three straight victories to win its pool in Peaster. The key was a come-from-behind defeat of Forney, 21-25, 26-24, 26-24. Before that struggle, the Lady Tigers ripped Millsap 25-13, 25-16. After the Forney thriller, they clipped Aubrey 25-17, 25-22.
Glen Rose opened bracket play with a 25-6, 25-23 defeat of Fort Worth Castleberry, then clipped Mineral Wells in three, 25-19, 23-25, 25-12, to set up the championship showdown with Peaster.
The Lady Tigers hosted Rio Vista Tuesday and entertain Mineral Wells in a rematch Friday. Sub-varsity action Friday begins at 4:30 p.m.