Third Time Not the Charm for Lady Tomcats

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The Trimble Lady Tomcats faced off against the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers for the third time this season. However, this game would determine who would move on, and whose season would end. This was for the sectional championship, making this game bigger than the previous two matchups within this rivalry.

Federal Hocking went down in the first two sets, but didn’t go down without a fight. The Lady Lancers took over in the third and fourth set, but the Lady Tomcats didn’t let that hold them from giving Federal Hocking a run for their money in the fifth and final set.

In the first set, Trimble got off to a strong start, leading 6-2. It wasn’t long until the Lady Lancers caught up with strong command of the court. However, the Lady Tomcats outplayed Fed Hock and took the set 25-16.

Federal Hocking started the second set strong, but this time Trimble took away the set with 25-21. The Lady Lancers had their feet cemented in the ground, unable to move to open space where Trimble’s hitter, Kymberly Williams killing the ball upfront, finishing the match with a total of 17 kills.

In the third set, the Lady Lancers got their rhythm back and secured the set 25-15. Hitter Jaylen Rogers shined in the final sets, having a total of 17 kills. Federal Hocking proved they were the better team, and Trimble started to fall apart.

In the fourth set, the Lady Tomcats picked back up, doing their best to match up to the Lady Lancers. Libero Sydney Hardy did her best on the back line, collecting a total of 21 digs. But this wasn’t enough to hold off their opponent. Federal Hocking was able to keep their momentum going, being too much for Trimble to handle and winning the set 25-16.

In set number five both teams brought all they had left, keeping the score close. The ladies tied 11 times, making the final score 20-18. In the end, Fed Hock’s front row sealed the deal, winning the match 3-2. The Lady Lancers will move on to compete against the winner of the Glennwood Eastern matchup on October 26th at Jackson High School at 7:00 pm.