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November 13, 2013

2A Playoff Volleyball: Troup takes White Oak to the limit before losing in 5

LINDALE —  Troup proved to be a significant hurdle for White Oak to get past as the Ladynecks continue to work towards a fifth-straight appearance at the UIL Class 2A state volleyball tournament.

After five hard-fought matches at Lindale High School's Eagle Gymnasium Tuesday evening, White Oak (33-9; 14-0), who lost the first and fourth games but rallied back to take a 3-2 win by scores of 26-28, 25-19, 25-21, 16-25, and 15-8, was able to punch its ticket into the regional tournament in Longview this weekend.

The Lady Tigers of Troup (27-14; 14-0) started off strong and won the first set where Josee Ross collected six of her team-high 19 kills kills in the match.

Troup led throughout the first match until the Ladynecks fought back for ties at 22, 24, 25, and 26 before Caitlyn Vickers slammed down the final kill of the opener and a thrilling 28-26, Troup win.

White Oak shook off the opening setback to came back with a 25-19 win in game two. Troup committed eight unforced errors and White Oak’s, Kayla McCoy and Taylor Tramel stepped up on the frontline for the win with two kills, and a service ace each.

In Game 2 Troup aided the loss with nine unforced errors. Madison Pecot and Rebecca Green bolstered the Ladynecks attack in the second game with three kills apiece, and one big block by Green to make it a 19-14, White Oak advantage. Kailee Simmons backed that with a service ace and four service errors by Troup.

The third game was highlighted with six ties and five lead changes before Jade Owens at service put the game away for White Oak. Tramel made a kill for a 23-21 lead that was all the Lady Tigers could muster in the one game loss, but a 2-1 deficit.

Lady Tiger, Ross took over in game four for Troup as they rattled off a 25-16, win to force a fifth and deciding game.

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