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It took Five Games for the Vegas Win

C-team

WLV 25. 25

Rtn 11. 21

Jv

WLV 25. 25

Rtn 11. 19

Varsity

WLV 22. 22. 25. 25. 15

Rtn. 25. 25. 17. 20. 11

 

It Took Five for the Win

 

By Marty Mayfield
KRTN Multi-Media   

 

It took the Lady Tigers five games the last time they met West Las Vegas for the win. This time it took West five games to make the win with the tiebreaker being a real tiebreaker.

The Lady Tigers came out strong with Mikala Vertovec finding the spot with her kills, as did Kalista and Shania Dorrance. The ball at times was hit so hard that it blew through the Lady Dons blocks. But as tough as the last match was in Vegas this one saw the Lady Dons return the kills as effectively as Raton. That kept the score close for the first two games of the match tying it up at 18 in game one.

During game two West kept it close tying the game at 5, 12 and 13 before Raton found the lead and barely kept it for the win. Again both teams were making the blocks as well as the kills with several balls flying off of player’s hands and out of bounds.

When game three started the fans were left scratching their heads wondering where the Lady Tigers went. West pulled out early in the game finding the holes in the Raton defense as well as Raton hurting their own play with lost passes and balls out of bounds.

Game four continued the same as game three with West pulling out to a big lead of 12-1 and later as much as 16-3 before the Lady Tigers found a rally and pulled to within three 20-23. The Dons however found the fire to get the next two points for the win.

The tiebreaker fifth game was simply that a tiebreaker with both teams taking the lead with the final tie score at six.  When the dust cleared and the final whistle blew the yellow shirted Lady Dons had pulled out the squeaker 15-11.

The Lady Tigers will play Robertson Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and follow up with Taos in Taos next Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

 

Ivy Fernandez chases the ball out of bounds and makes the pass to keep it in play during the C-team game with West Las Vegas Thursday afternoon

Ivy Fernandez chases the ball out of bounds and makes the pass to keep it in play during the C-team game with West Las Vegas Thursday afternoon

 

Up and Slap goes Caydence Sisneros during the JV game Thursday afternoon in Tiger Gym

Up and Slap goes Caydence Sisneros during the JV game Thursday afternoon in Tiger Gym

 

Tina Jaramillo stretches out to find the ball and keep it in play during the JV game Thjursday afternoon against West Las Vegas

Tina Jaramillo stretches out to find the ball and keep it in play during the JV game Thjursday afternoon against West Las Vegas

 

Kristina Jansen makes the hit over the net early in the match with West Las Vegas

Kristina Jansen makes the hit over the net early in the match with West Las Vegas

 

Kalista Dorrance tips the ball back to allow her teammates a chance to setup the ball for the a play over the net.

Kalista Dorrance tips the ball back to allow her teammates a chance to setup the ball for the a play over the net.

 

Mikala Vertovec jumps up and over Leah Cimino to hit the ball over the net.

Mikala Vertovec jumps up and over Leah Cimino to hit the ball over the net.

 

Mikala Vertovec meets Reyna Trujillo and Jaylen Guiterrez at the net for one of the many match ups the ladies had Thursday night in Tiger Gym

Mikala Vertovec meets Reyna Trujillo and Jaylen Guiterrez at the net for one of the many match ups the ladies had Thursday night in Tiger Gym

 

Celeste Trujillo(5) and Reyna Trujillo (9) go for the block on Mikala Vertovec's spike

Celeste Trujillo(5) and Reyna Trujillo (9) go for the block on Mikala Vertovec’s spike

 

Kayanna Spaulding (12) and Reyna Trujillo (9) meet at the net as Mikala Vertovec tips the ball up and over.

Kayanna Spaulding (12) and Reyna Trujillo (9) meet at the net as Mikala Vertovec tips the ball up and over.

 

Kallista Dorrance and Reyna Trujillo go for the ball

Kallista Dorrance and Reyna Trujillo go for the ball

 

Kalista Dorrance makes the block as Reyna Trujillo slaps the ball over the net a scene that played out several times during the match.

Kalista Dorrance makes the block as Reyna Trujillo slaps the ball over the net a scene that played out several times during the match.

 

Mikala Vertovec makes the block as Reyna Trujillo slaps it over

Mikala Vertovec makes the block as Reyna Trujillo slaps it over

 

Shania Dorrance chases the ball out to keep it in play near the end of game four.

Shania Dorrance chases the ball out to keep it in play near the end of game four.

 

 

 

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