Lady Bucks fall to Tigerettes
Though the Lady Bucks fought hard, they could not turn their second meeting with the Jacksboro Tigerettes into a win.
In their first meeting, Breckenridge had beaten the Tigerettes in four games.
After a Teagan Reynolds kill broke serve midway through game one, a point by the senior setter gave the Tigerettes an 18-13 lead. The Lady Bucks held tough, using a three-point Zena Ragle string and a Jimena Palacios point to get within 19-20.
Jacksboro put a stop to the run, courtesy of Kylie Tullous and Lilli Gonzales whose combined three serving points gave the Tigerettes a 23-19 lead. The visitors got within one due to a pair from Cara Schkade, but no closer as Jacksboro finished the job with an Erin Jonas dink.
Breckenridge came back, leading from wire to wire in game two. Palacios staked the Lady Bucks to a 2-0 lead. Charlie Salazar’s deuce extended the lead to 8-3 and forced a Tigerette timeout. Palacios later added another three-point string and Breckenridge picked up some front court help from Jesi Warren and Lilly Woodward to help even the match at a game each.
At what was a turning point for the Lady Bucks in the first meeting, Jacksboro turned the tide their way in game three. Sophomore Chloe Hart served up four straight for an early lead. A combo block from Reynolds and Rylee Mathis and a Tullous point extended the lead to 6-1.
Both teams had trouble getting any serving strings going, but a Reynolds single and a Tullous pair helped extend the lead to 13-5. Palacios served her team back into the fray with a three-point skein, which cut the deficit to 9-13.
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