The first set in the best of five match was long and close. The set went into extra points but the Kitty Kats prevailed, 29-27.
The Lady Eagles held a 19-11 advantage but Yorktown got back into the set and tied things up late.
“We played great for most of the first game leading at our best of 19-11. It was very exciting to see the team execute play after play,” said Lady Eagle head coach Erica Garza.
“Little by little we let Yorktown back in the game.”
The Lady Eagles struggled in set two as the Kitty Kats captured a 25-11 victory for a 2-0 lead in the match. Set three was closer than what the score would indicate as the two teams battled on long rallies but the ball just fell the wrong way for the Pettus varsity.
“Throughout the second set we struggled, but we were able to see good spurts at times. In the third set, the score was not an accurate measuring tool of how well we played,” Garza said.
“We rallied with them but just came out short in the end.”
Savannah Delbosque hit for three kills to go along with four digs and one ace. Chloe Garza contributed one block, four kills, three digs and 12 assists in the match. Madi Garza had two blocks and three kills in addition to two digs on defense for the Lady Eagles.
Ryan Grayson contributed three blocks and had one kill. Hannah Huskey came up with two digs and served up eight assists. Tori Arrisola blocked three Kitty Kat kill attempts to go with eight kills and three digs on the night.
Pettus played host to the Austwell-Tivoli Lady Redfish last night (Friday) and will visit the Kenedy Leopards on Tuesday night.