The Jacksboro Tigerettes took on the Peaster Lady Greyhounds in their first home match of the year Friday night. The two teams played a highly contested five set match that ended with the Tigerettes coming up just short in a back and forth five set match.
The Lady Greyhounds jumped out to an early lead in the first set that was erased by consecutive kills from Harley Goodner and Kelsey Laake.
The game remained close until Laake took over the serve and had a service ace and two service winners combined with a kill from Jaden Richardson that gave the Tigerettes a lead.
Consecutive kills from Richardson pushed the Tigerette lead to 17-11.
However, the Lady Greyhounds were able to fight their way back into the match, ultimately pulling even at 22.
With the score tied once again at 24, Richardson had two winners combined with an outstanding save from Darby Perry to give the Tigerettes a 27-25 victory in the first game of the match.
The second game remained close throughout. Highlighted by kills from Kenzie Crombie and Laake, the Tigerettes surged to a lead of 18-14.
Peaster fought back and finally tied the score at 20. The Tigerttes would fall behind by two points until a re-direct winner from Crombie pulled the Tigerettes back to within 21-22.
That was as close as the Tigerettes would get in the second game as the Lady Greyhounds tallied the last three points of the game to even the match with a 21-25 victory.
The Tigerettes came out on fire in the third game, as an outstanding save from Richardson led to an early 6-3 lead for Jacksboro.
The lead was 13-7 for the Tigerettes when Laake strung together seven consecutive service points that gave the Tigerettes a 20-8 lead.
Jacksboro was able to maintain their lead and a winner by Goodner closed out the third game of the match with a 25-13 Tigerette victory.
The Lady Greyhounds got off to a fast start in the fourth game, forcing a Tigerette timeout as they found themselves trailing 1-5.
The timeout allowed Jacksboro to regroup and when Savannah Dunlap scored a point with a block, the game was tied at 8.
The Tigerette success was short lived, however as they found themselves trailing 11-18 after a long rally ended in a point for the Lady Greyhounds.
The Tigerettes were not able to rebound from their second deficit of the game and a Peaster 14-25 win set up a decisive fifth game.
The Tigerettes used blocks from Dunlap and Richardson to race out to an early 7-2 lead in the fifth game.
However, four consecutive points by Peaster forced a Jacksboro timeout and when a long rally ended with a point for the lady Greyhounds, the score was tied at 8.
A redirect winner from Crombie and a winner from Brooklyn Green kept the Tigerettes close, but they were unable to overcome a late surge from Peaster and dropped game 5: 11-15.
Jacksboro will be back in action Tuesday when they travel to Vernon to take on the Lady Lions.