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Tigers take Mustangs to four sets

Published 9:15am Wednesday, October 9, 2013

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

The Isabella Mustangs have had a strong hold on the Chilton County varsity volleyball scene this season, and on Monday night the Mustangs continued to show that muscle in a 3-1 road win over Chilton County High School.

Despite starting the match off with back-to-back set wins, 25-22 and 25-6, the Tigers (2-10 overall, 2-2 area) would not go quietly.

Pass it up: Isabella’s Caley Booth passes the ball during Monday’s match at Chilton County.
Pass it up: Isabella’s Caley Booth passes the ball during Monday’s match at Chilton County.

Facing a 2-0 set deficit and with the third set tied at 21-all, the Tigers would rally four straight points before surrendering serve rights to the Mustangs (20-14, 3-1).

With the match at game point for the Tigers, a Kyla Corley block sealed the set for the Tigers, 25-21, forcing the match to continue to a fourth set.

A 3-0 run to start Set 4 gave the Tigers an early lead and momentum that they would carry through the majority of the set while building a nine-point lead midway through the set, 14-5.

The Mustangs kept pace with the Tigers and draw to within six before going on a five-point run to make the score 16-13 in favor of the Tigers.

The Mustangs took their first lead of the set at 19-18 before going on to score six unanswered points en route to a 25-19 set and match win.

Kacy Sanders lead the way for the Tigers with eight set assists. Makenzy Wright added 11 serve receives.

Yesenia Lopez led the Mustangs with 24 assists and an ace. Landy Griffith had 17 kills and two aces, and Unique Robinson had 12 kills, one block and four aces.

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