Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 14, 2013

Troup moves up to No. 16 in latest 2A volleyball poll

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



To say the Troup Lady Tigers have sailed through district play thus far would be accurate, but a terrible understatement at the same time.

The squad's success cannot be gauged strictly on wins and loses because, 1. there have been no defeats — the Lady Tigers will take a 9-0 record into Tuesday's match at Arp (5 p.m.) — and 2. the Troup girls have not even lost a set in league play.

The latest Texas Girls Coaches Association poll came out Monday afternoon and the Lady Tigers (21-12 overall) were slotted in the No. 16 position in Class 2A.

The only East Texas schools ranked higher than Troup are No. 9 White Oak and Eustace, who is 12th.

Coach Arden Johnson's crew whipped up on Winona on Friday, winning 3-0 at Tiger Gymnasium.

Players of impact for the Lady Tigers included Josee Ross (10 kills, 11 digs, 4 aces), Cheney Cover (14 digs, 3 kills, 5 aces) and Paeton Nolan (eight kills, an ace).

Caitlin Vickers added five spikes and Carly Dyess racked up 13 assists.