The Lady Cats got their revenge, but it took five full sets to down the Pettus squad.
“Our team was focused and excited to try and settle the score. We knew Pettus was going to come in strong and give us a lot to handle,” said S-T head coach Tim Stowe.
The home team captured set one 25-22 for a 1-0 lead in the best of five match. The Lady Eagles bounced right back to even things up with a 25-19 victory in set two.
The third set went right down to the wire as the evenly balanced clubs fought it out on the court. The final went to the Lady Cats, 25-23, to give the home team a 2-1 lead in the match.
The Lady Eagles had to go into extra points to capture set four. The visitors earned a 26-24 win to even the match at 2-2. The final and decisive set was a race to 15 points.
The S-T squad finished strong for a 15-9 final to earn the match victory at three sets to two.
“Every set in this match was close and could have gone either way. We need to do a better job of taking advantage of the other team’s mistakes and limiting ours,” said Stowe.
Amy Berthold led the Lady Cats with 12 kills in the match. Amanda House followed with six kills. Haley Scott picked up 11 assists on the night. S-T got help from the service game of Dolores Jimenez, who aced the Pettus girls five times on the night.
“We are starting to play better and be more consistent. I couldn’t be happier with the team’s attitude and work ethic this year,” Stowe said.
The victory improves the S-T record to 5-4.
No stats or comments were made available for the Pettus girls.
The Lady Cats will be back in action on Tuesday night when they host the Three Rivers Lady Bulldogs. Play begins at 5 p.m.