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The Jacksboro Tigerettes volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport Tuesday and came away with a hard fought and exciting five set victory over Bridgeport. he Tigerettes dropped the first game 21-25. However, they came back to win the second game 25-16. After dropping a tough 28-30 decision in game three, the Tigerettes forced a fifth and final game with a 25-6 victory in game four. The Tigerettes got off to a slow start in game one. They were plagued by service errors and an inability to score points on the serve. These factors combined to allow Bridgeport to defeat Jacksboro 21-25 in game one. The girls were able to correct some of their mistakes from game one which allowed them to prevail in game two 25-16. The third set was a hard fought contest that saw both teams struggling to score points on the serve which led to a back and forth as both teams went through three complete rotations before the game was decided. The Tigerettes had two set points. However, the Sissies of Bridgeport were able to bounce back and win game three 28-30. The tough loss in game three appeared to carry over to the fourth game as the Tigerettes fell behind 3-5 in the fourth game. The game changed at that point however, as Jaden Richardson (Soph.) reeled off seven straight service points to give the Tigerettes a lead. After a sideout, the Tigerettes regained the serve and Harley Goodner (Sr.) served thirteen straight points to give the Tigerettes a 25-6 victory in game four.

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Jacksboro was able to carry that momentum into game five as they played well and found themselves tied at six in the deciding game. Goodner then served out the game to give the Tigerettes a well earned five set victory win in game five. Richardson led the way for the Tigerettes with 21 digs and 15 kills. Kelsey Laake (Sr.) had 16 digs and 8 kills, Darby Perry (Sr.) had 23 digs, Tori Aydelott (Jr.) had 3 digs, Kenzie Crombi (Soph.) had 33 set assists, Savannah Dunlap (Jr.) had 4 kills, Ashley Lane (Jr.) had 7 digs, Brooklyn Green (Soph.) had 8 kills and Goodner had 20 digs, 31 service winners and 9 aces. Head Coach Brenda Doyal was very proud of her team's effort. Doyal commented, "After a slow start, we were able to finally gain some momentum and intensity in sets four and five. We played so much better defensively in these sets and were able to get some passes to our setter in order to get some hits. "Also a big key in these two sets was our serving. We had fewer service errors and Harley was on fire at the service line, serving 21 times with nine of those being aces."