Lady Mustangs rally to tame Lady Tigers

Published 9:05 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE – What a match and what a win it was for the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs Tuesday night in District 22-4A action at Mustang Gym.

Down two games to one, the Lady Mustangs showed true grit and determination to rally back for a thrilling 14-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9 victory to snag their first district win of the season.

The Lady Mustangs received huge play at the net from Marlandria Hebert, Gabby Tims and Paris Overstreet and superb defense from the entire squad as they turned back the Lady Tigers.

Silsbee cruised in Game One but the Lady Mustangs fought back in Game Two, trailing 21-20, WO-S tallied the last five points to draw even.

The Lady Mustangs let Game Three slip away after holding a 22-20 edge as the Lady Tigers scored four of the final five points to earn the game.

However, the Lady Mustangs showed plenty of resolve as they led Game Four 20-18 and then ran away with the next five points.

WO-S dominated the final stages of Game Five, breaking a 8-8 tie and strolling away with seven of the game’s final eight points.

Hebert had 15 kills to lead the Lady Mustang arsenal. Overstreet had eight kills while Tims had seven and Trinity Garrett added four.

Jamyria Garrett led the Lady Mustangs with 15 service points and three aces. Trinity Garrett had 12 points. Tims had nine points and an ace. Hebert had seven points and an ace while Overstreet and Katie Hogg added six points and an ace apiece.

The win offset a superb performance by Silsbee’s Pressley Alaniz, who notched a match-high 20 kills. Honestee Holman had eight kills for the Lady Tigers while Sydney McKinney and Ahloyia Henry added seven apiece.

Henry paced the Lady Tigers with 14 service points and three aces. Miy’Joie Hill had nine points and two aces. Carlie Short had nine points while McKinney contributed eight points and two aces.

The Lady Mustangs will visit Hardin-Jefferson Friday in 22-4A action.