Jr. Lady Cyclones lose heartbreaker in 3 games

Published 1:26 am Saturday, August 31, 2019

Close but no cigar couldn’t have been a more accurate statement to describe the action at T.A. Dugger on Thursday evening as the Jr. Lady Cyclones took on the Sevier Lady Warriors.
The first set kicked off with Sevier jumping out to the 2-0 lead, but TA Dugger would quickly fire back to level the score at two. 
Karie Merritt of the Jr. Lady Cyclones would set the bar high for her play in the game early breaking a 4-4 tie with back to back aces making it 6-4.
After a rally from Sevier put them ahead, T.A. Dugger would fight back once again leveling the score at 10.
Gracie Kirsch would break the deadlock with a big spike sparking seven consecutive points for the Jr. Lady Cyclones and giving them a 17-10 lead.
The Lady Warriors put up a fight score the next two points but after a very long and intense rally, T.A. Dugger would take a 23-12 lead and never look back giving them the first game.
The second set would prove to be a different story though as the competitive nature of the game increased tenfold.
Sevier would jump out to a 9-4 lead before the Jr. Lady Cyclones would call a timeout and rally back to tie the game at 13.
The two teams would then trade points back and forth for the entire rest of the set. Back to back diving saves from Krisalyn Elliott would keep the game tied.
Following 12 lead changes in the second game, the Lady Warriors would rally at just the right time to take the game 25-23 and force the decisive game three.
The third game started much like the second with Sevier jumping out big 6-0 which forced T.A. Dugger to call a timeout.
After the timeout, the Jr. Lady Cyclones would score the next five points making the game 6-5.
Following a couple of lead changes, T.A. Dugger would take control 13-10 only two points from victory. But then the wheels would fall off.
Sevier would call a timeout and then score the final five points of the game and take the match 2-1.

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