Lady Tigers junior varsity defeats Western Hills in straight-sets

Travis M. Smith -- @travis5mith
Kansas Simons (pictured) led the way for the Lady Tigers with three kills in the second set on Tuesday in Fort Worth.

FORT WORTH -- Final scores can sometimes be awfully misleading, and Tuesday night in Fort Worth was case-and-point for the Glen Rose junior varsity volleyball team. The Lady Tigers did not fall victim to a single ace, kill, or block in the 25-17, 25-18 season opening victory over the Cougars of Western Hills.

The number of unforced errors by the Cougars left the Lady Tigers searching for consistent play and momentum throughout the straight-set win. In the season opening set, Breana Rosentreter led the way with four kills, Tatum Stegint added two kills, while Meg Roberson and Harlie Thompson each tallied a kill. Shasha Payne and Haley Bankhead served the only two aces on the night for the Lady Tigers, and Stegint registered the team's only block.

Glen Rose fell behind 11-6 in set two, and after a quick thee-point run, quickly found itself down six points, 15-9. Eight-straight points by the Lady Tigers gave them a 17-16 lead, and they followed that run by rattling off six more points to take a commanding 23-17 lead. The Lady Tigers did not register an ace or a block in the contest, but Kansas Simons (3), Roberson (2), and Rosentreter (1) all registered a kill.

The junior varsity squad will take the weekend off while the varsity team travels to Denton for the Denton Ryan tournament, and will return to action at 5:30 in Joshua on Tuesday, Aug. 18.