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St. Regis Lady Tigers earn 2 wins

Valley Press | September 21, 2022 12:00 AM

In the ultra-competitive Western 14C volleyball conference, wins can be hard to get.

So when the St. Regis Lady Tigers completed this past week with a 2-1 record it would be easy to understand it was for them a very successful week.

Not only did they defeat Hot Springs 3-0 and Two Eagle River 3-0, they won the only set so far this young season against Charlo before falling 3-1.

Not bad at all for a team of mostly underclassmen who are coming together quite nicely under the guidance of head coach Kianna Barnett.

The Lady Tigers opened their week this past Tuesday with a game against area rival Hot Springs at home. At one point in the opening set, the Lady Tigers ran off 10 straight points to overcome a 22-12 HotSprings lead atnd tie the game at 22 each.

St. Regis made 3 straight points to break the tie and secure a very hard fought 25-22 win and a 1-0 match lead.

The second set was also close all the way, with St. Regis never trailing after a 2-2 tie. However, they could not shake the determined Hot Springs squad until the very end when the grabbed a 25-21 win and a 2-0 match advantage.

With senior Macy Hill keeping the Lady Heat off balance with her serves, St. Regis was eventually able to pull away from a 14-13 lead and coast to a 25-13 match-clinching set victory and 3-0 match sweep.

Two days later the Lady Tigers rolled into league leading and unbeaten Charlo for a crucial match wit the Lady Vikings.

St. Regis played the Vikings tight throughout the first two sets of the match, losing set one 25-23 before doing something no one else has done so far this year in winning game two 25-22 to tie the match at 1-1.

Charlo managed to regroup and take control the rest of the way, winning set three 25-15, then wrapping up the 3-1 match victory with a 25-17 game four victory.

After those two grueling matches, it was no doubt refreshing to see win less Two Eagle River come to town Saturday night. The Lady Tigers dominated from start to finish, winning the first set 25-6, taking the second set 25-9 and wrapping up the sweep in set three with an over powering 25-4 victory.

The Tigers return to action this Thursday when they travel down I-90 for a match versus Mineral County rival Superior. They are then scheduled to take place in a volleyball tournament this Saturday.

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