Lady Tigers survive to play again

The Wills Point Lady Tigers entered the final home match of the district calendar knowing what was at stake, needing a win over Brownsboro to claim the final playoff spot in District 13-4A play and advance to the bi-district round of the playoffs.

While the match may not gone entirely as scripted, the Lady Tigers lived to fight another day by pulling out an emotional 25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-7 win over the Bearettes.

Enthusiasm and energy were high on the court even before the serve, as Wills Point recognized the senior members of the team during a pre-match ceremony.

Those recognized included players Kamree Clark, Gaby Gonzalez, Kelsey James, Darya Ross, Emily Smith, Hannah Wright and volleyball team manager Greg McBride.

Once play began, Brownsboro and Wills Point dueled through a competitive first set. The Bearettes moved ahead 10-7 in the first before the serving of Maddie Booth, coupled with solid defense, helped the Lady Tigers run off a string of 10 consecutive points.

Wills Point held off any and all Brownsboro challenges throughout the rest of the set, taking an early one set to none lead.

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