Lady Bobcats down BC with big comeback

Published 9:20 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ORANGEFIELD — What a way to open up district volleyball play Tuesday night.

Who else to do it better than the Orangefield Lady Bobcats and the Bridge City Lady Cardinals.

It seems like every time these two squads meet, it pretty much goes the distance and Tuesday night at Bobcat Gym was no different.

The Lady Bobcats showed some flair of dramatics though. They fought off seven straight match points in Game Four and then went on to take Game Five as Orangefield prevailed over the Lady Cardinals 25-13, 15-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-10.

The Lady Cardinals simply could not put it away. Bridge City led Game For 24-17, only to watch the Lady Bobcats run away with nine straight points.

The Lady Bobcats, at one point, scored 15 out of 16 points to take a 6-1 lead in Game Five.

The Lady Cardinals battled back to within 8-6 but Orangefield closed it with a 7-4 run.

Bridge City had 50 kills and Orangefield had 36 but too many unforced errors proved too costly for the Lady Redbirds.

Shelby Perales and Bailee Click led the Lady Bobcat attack with eight kills apiece. Jessica Metts had six kills while Anna VanPelt had five and Ashlyn Turley and Evie Arceneaux had four apiece.

Arceneaux certainly had her service game working as she paced the Lady Bobcats with 18 service points. Turley served up 13 points and two aces. VanPelt had 11 points and an ace. Devany Crain had seven points and an ace and Perales added five points.

Rylee Oceguera led the Lady Cardinals with a match-high 12 kills. Reyna Owens and Madison Caraway contributed nine kills apiece while Hannah Wiegreffe had eight and Rhoni Richard added seven.

Abby Faulk had a superb night serving as she notched 14 service points to go along with a match-high five aces.

Wiegreffe served up 14 points and an ace. Triniti Willis had eight points and two aces. Hope Hill had eight points while Aleah McClanahan had six points and an ace.

Both teams return to district action next Tuesday when Bridge City welcomes in Silsbee and Orangefield hosts Hamshire-Fannett.