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Lady Cardinals get through Lady Mustangs

WEST ORANGE – Dominating at the net and with their service game, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals downed the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs 25-9, 25-15, 16-25, 25-14 in District 22-4A volleyball action at Mustang Gym Tuesday night.

The Lady Cardinals (2-4 in district) had 42 kills on the night while the Lady Mustangs (1-4 in district) had 16.

The Lady Cardinals also compiled 16 aces while the Lady Mustangs collected 10.

The Lady Cardinals had an 8-0 run in Game One to go along with a 6-0 run to pull away to take the game.

Bridge City rolled out to a 13-3 cushion in Game Two when Marlandria Hebert, WO-S’ top hitter for the season, went down with an ankle injury and did not return.

That seemed to inspire the Lady Mustangs as they fought hard the rest of the game before falling by 10.

The Lady Mustangs controlled Game Three all the way through and held their biggest lead at 20-9. The Lady Cardinals trimmed the lead to eight at one point but WO-S held on.

Trailing 7-6, the Lady Cardinals blew Game Four open with a 7-0 run to go up 13-7 as they went on to zip to the victory.

Daelyn Perry powered the young Lady Cardinal arsenal with 12 kills. Aspen Daniels and Harlee Tupper had eight kills apiece while Taryn Doiron had seven and Shelbi Whitaker had three.

Jamyria paced the Lady Mustangs with six kills while Gabby Tims and Paris Overstreet had four apiece and Hebert finished with two.

Waverlee Cooper did a superb job setting up the Lady Cardinal offense throughout the match and also did it with her service game as she finished with 14 points and five aces.

Lauren Richter had 11 points and three aces for the Lady Cardinals. Emma Gaspard had nine points and two aces. Doiron had eight points and two aces while Tupper and Kyndall Harrison each had seven points and two aces.

Trinity Garrett led the Lady Mustangs with nine points and an ace. Oversteet collected seven points and three aces. Libni Hermoosillo had four points and three aces while Tims added four points and an ace.

The Lady Cardinals will host Hamshire-Fannett Friday. The Lady Mustangs have their bye Friday and will host Hamshire-Fannett next Tuesday.