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Season Opener for Lady Tigers Saturday

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The young Lady Tigers team opened the volleyball season at home against the Roberston Lady Cardinals Saturday with new head coach Tamara Johnson at the helm with the help of her former coach Tina Dorrance. 

The JV team struggled against the Lady Cardinals but had a solid performance but dropped both games 25-13 and 25-19.

The young varsity team only had one game they struggled in as they gave the Lady Cardinals a run for the money when they pulled out the third game. The Lady Tigers saw solid play from Kristina Jansen and Alina Pillmore at the net. Coach Johnson later commented on how sophomore Pillmore has really stepped up at the net. Daisy Earle also shined after she was placed in the libero position in the second game of the match. 

Coach Johnson commented after the match that all the girls played well against a tough Robertson team. Raton was in every game except the second one where Robertson simply dominated the court. In game three the Lady Tigers took the lead and let it slip away to a tie at 22. The girls stuck to it and pulled it out 25-22. Again the Lady Tigers took the lead in game four but just couldn’t maintain it and dropped the game 25-18. 

JV

Robertson 25  25

Raton 13  19

Varsity

Robertson  25  25  22  25

Raton        19   11  25  18

 

Joslin Romero, playing Labero, makes a play for the ball

Joslin Romero, playing Labero, makes a play for the ball

 

Brand new head coach Tamara Johnson takes a time out to talk to her young team during the match with robertson.

Brand new head coach Tamara Johnson takes a time out to talk to her young team during the match with robertson.

 

Montana Trujillo sets the ball for the outside hitter.

Montana Trujillo sets the ball for the outside hitter.

 

The girls celebrate after sophomore Alina Pillmore made a great block at the net.

The girls celebrate after sophomore Alina Pillmore made a great block at the net.

 

Sophia Maddaleni also plays setter for the Lady Tigers

Sophia Maddaleni also plays setter for the Lady Tigers

 

Kristina Jansen makes the block at the net during the match with Robertson

Kristina Jansen makes the block at the net during the match with Robertson

 

Alina Pillmore just misses the speeding ball as goes for the block in the third game with Robertson

Alina Pillmore just misses the speeding ball as goes for the block in the third game with Robertson

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