Willow Park Trinity Christian’s Lady Eagles (11-8-2 overall) entered TAPPS District 1-4A play on Saturday, Sept. 9 playing host to Pantego Christian Academy. The Lady Panthers took the match three sets to one.
Pantego got out of the gate quickly in each of the four sets. After falling behind early, the Lady Eagles found themselves having to play catch-up in each set just to compete.
But compete they did.
The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the second set before Trinity Christian’s netters made their move. The Lady Eagles rallied to not only catch Pantego on the scoreboard, but ended up taking the set to cinch the match at one set each.
Set 3 started off much the same as the second in spite of the Lady Eagles shifting the momentum to their side at the end of the previous set. Pantego got out to a 7-0 lead before Trinity Christian got on the board. The Lady Panthers took the third set to put Trinity Christian’s backs against the wall with the match in jeopardy.
The fourth set was highly competitive once the Lady Eagles got going. After trailing to start the set, Trinity Christian tied the match up at 11-all. Moments later TCA took their first lead of the set at 14-13.
Pantego recaptured the lead moments later. Tied at 14-14, the Lady Panthers fired a shot across the bow that landed just inside the playing area to put Pantego up 15-14.
The visiting team would not trail again in the contest. The Lady Eagles ran out of gas as Pantego outscored Trinity Christian 10-1 to close out the set and take the match.
“I felt like our defense and our servicing was really on,” TCA head coach Jessica Sims said after the match. “They had some big girls we didn’t stop. This was our first district game. We’re getting more competitive. We’re giving teams a run for their money. We just gotta keep working and keep the pressure on.”
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