Troup Middle School opened its volleyball season at home Thursday afternoon with the Lady Tiger 7th-grade teams sweeping Sabine.
Sabine bounced back and won both of the 8th-grade matches, however, despite a good effort from the Lady Tigers.
The Troup 7th grade “A” team rolled to a 2-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-19) victory behind a 12-serve effort by Natalie Davenport.
Jessica Decco added eight serves, with Taylor Vance pitching in four.
The 7th-grade “B” match was a barnburner, with Troup coming out with a 2-1 (25-19, 21-25, 15-14) decision.
Dezirea Huff and Ashley Hill had nine and three serves, respectively, while Taylor Hunter and Aysia Johnson added two apiece.
The 8th-grade “A” team fell 2-0 (23-25, 10-25), but got nice service work from Alyssa Hearon (six serves), Alex Flora (three serves) and Jansen Reid, who had a pair of serves.
Sabine took the 8th-grade “B” match by the same 2-0 score, winning 25-13 and 25-15.
Leaders for the Lady Tigers were Catherine Barton (four serves) and Ali Reynoso with one serve.
Troup will be back in action Saturday, participating in the Whitehouse Middle School Tournament.
Troup Middle School volleyball is coached by Sam Weeks and Josh Dickerson.