Lady Tigers end three year losing streak against Sulphur Springs


Alyssa Higgins

The Lady Tigers go toe-to-toe with Sulphur Springs, ultimately ending the game with a win.

Story by Matt Prieskorn, sports editor

The Lady Tiger Volleyball team faced off against the Sulphur Springs Lady Wildcats on Sept. 12 at the Tiger Center.

The Tigers and Wildcats first set was a back-and-forth battle that displayed both teams’ strengths. The first set came down to the wire, with the Wildcats narrowly winning 25-23.   

The Tigers seemed to shift the momentum midway through the second set as they took an early lead. They maintained that lead as they cruised to a 25-16 victory.

The Wildcats got off to a quick start in the third set, taking a 19-10 lead. Although the Tigers came storming back, making it 16-20, the Wildcats were able to hold on to take the third set, 25-20.

The fourth set was a must win for the Lady Tigers as they looked to continue the match. The Tigers were able to find momentum and found a way to win 25-22.

The match came down to the fifth set, winner take all. The Lady Tigers were able to close out the Lady Wildcats and complete the comeback with a score of 15-12.

This was the first time the Lady Tigers have beaten Sulphur Springs in the last 3 years.

“We really wanted to win this game,” junior Kaitlyn Cross said. “Coach Hardy said if we wanted to win, we would have to want it more than they did, and we did.”