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Lady Cardinals bolt past Silsbee

BRIDGE CITY – If a young Bridge City Lady Cardinal volleyball team wanted to make a push for a playoff berth they had to play with a sense of urgency Tuesday night.

Mission accomplished on “Pink Out Night.”

The Lady Cardinals took down the Silsbee Lady Tigers 26-24, 25-13, 25-23 in District 22-4A action at Cardinal Gym to stay in the hunt.

The Lady Cardinals utilized a balanced attack behind the hitting of Daelyn Perry, Aspen Daniels, Harlee Tupper and Taryn Doiron to notch the win.

The win pushes the Lady Cardinals to 3-5 in 22-4A play with four matches left as they are looking to get on a win streak to try and grab the fourth-place playoff berth.

In Game One, the Lady Cardinals trailed 22-19 but were able to tie it up at 23-23. The Lady Tigers had a game-point with a 24-23 edge but the Lady Cardinals battled back to tally the next three points to take it.

The Lady Cardinals put together an 11-4 run in the middle of Game Two to break away.

Silsbee came out strong in Game Three, snagging an early 9-2 lead. Doiron and the Lady Cardinals would have none of that. Doiron would serve up 12 straight points as the Bridge City went on a 13-2 run to snare a 15-9 advantage.

The Lady Cardinals led 20-13 but the Lady Tigers showed some fight, going on a 10-4 spurt to trim it to 24-23. However, Shelbi Whitaker put the match away for a kill.

The Lady Cardinals doubled up the Lady Tigers in kills. Bridge City finished with 44 kills while Silsbee only had 22.

Perry led the Lady Cardinals with 11 kills. Daniels and Tupper chimed in with 10 kills apiece while Doiron had seven and Whitaker three.

Pressley Alaniz led the Lady Tigers with 10 kills while Honestee Holman had five and Carlie Short and Dallas Jessie added two apiece.

Doiron led the Lady Cardinals in the service game as she finished with 15 service points and four aces.

Emma Gaspard contributed nine points and three aces. Perry had eight points. Waverlee Cooper notched seven points and an ace while Kyndall Harrison had four points.

Mackenzie Shuff led the Lady Tigers with 11 points and had an ace.

Ahlayia Henry had eight points and two aces and Destinee Matlock added six points.

The Lady Cardinals visit Hardin-Jefferson Friday in a vital match.