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Tigresses outlast Lady Rockets

EDGINGTON — The Princeton Tigresses were between a Rockridge and a hard place Tuesday night.

After breezing to a 25-10 first set victory, the Tigresses found a renewed Rockets team took the court for the second and evened the match with a 25-19 victory. PHS regrouped and took home the match with a 25-14 third set win.

PHS coach Andy Puck said it was more what Rockridge did in the second set than what his Tigresses didn’t do.

“We played very well throughout the match,” he said. “Rockridge played out of their minds that second set. We just needed to stay confident, trust and keep competing and good things will happen.”

Good things were happening for senior Becca Hult and the Tigresses in the first set. She had 11 points in the game, including an eight-point string that sent the Tigresses out to a 20-8. She finished the night with 15 points and six aces.

“The team has been working on serving tougher. Becca got confident and was ripping serves,” Puck said.

The serving trend continued for Michelle Kelly, who had 10 points and one ace, and Mollie Bates, who had nine points with two aces.

Ashley Farraher had an even dozen kills to lead the Tigresses with Alicia Poss and Hult each adding six. Kelly had 33 assists.

With the win, the Tigresses improved to 6-0 in TRAC South play and 19-5 overall. ... PHS hosts Orion Thursday in another TRAC-South contest.

Tiger tales: Many of the PHS players were amused to see the pictures of a young coach Steve Amy on the Rockridge Hall of Fame and snapped pictures with their camera phones. The PHS wrestling coach was a three-time state champion, a state runner-up and an All-State football player for his dad’s Rockets. .... PHS dropped both underclass matches, falling 25-22, 25-10 at the sophomore level and 25-16, 25-22 in the freshmen match.

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