By MARK STRETCHER
Special to the Herald
The Jacksboro Tigerettes won a thrilling five game match against the Godley Lady Wildcats Tuesday.
The day did not start very well for the Tigerettes as the Freshmen dropped two games to the Lady Wildcats with scores of 17 - 25 and 18 - 25.
Meanwhile the junior varsity Tigerettes fell to the Lady Wildcats in two games with scores of 20 - 25 and 14 - 25.
The first game of the varsity match ended with a long rally that was typical of the competitive nature of the entire game.
Although the Tigerettes lost the first game by a score of 21 - 25, there were several bright spots. Senior Laken Plaster led the way with five kills and a block while freshman Jaden Richardson chipped in with four kills.
Sophomore Tori Aydelott, freshman Mackenzie Crombie and senior Mallory Fowler each scored three service points.
The second game was another back and forth affair until the Lady Wildcats appeared to take control late in the game. With the Tigerettes trailing 24 - 20, junior Kelsey Laake reeled off four strong serves to tie the game at 24.
After several points featuring long rallies, the Tigerettes prevailed 30 - 28. Laken Plaster once again led the way with a block and six kills and Crombie chipped in six service points, including an ace.
The Tigerettes played their most complete game in the third game of the match. Sophomore Lanna Plaster's second kill of the game was the final point in a game that feature two kills from Lanna Plaster, three kills from Laake and a nice dig and two more kills from Laken Plaster. Fowler's ace and five additional service points were also instrumental in the victory.
The Lady Wildcats surged to an early lead in game four, but the Tigerettes fought back to tie the game at 21 on a powerful serve from Fowler. Laken Plaster's kill tied the game again at 22, but that would be the last points for the Tigerettes in game four.
Richardson's five kills and three service points led the way as the Tigerettes almost won the match in four games.
The split of the first four games of the match set up a deciding game five.
Laken Plaster's four kills led the way as the Tigerettes defeated the Godley Lady Wildcats by a score of 16 - 14 to win the match. Richardson chipped in two kills as well.
The Tigerettes will take the court on the road Friday, Aug. 24, against Newcastle. Games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.