By Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
On the positive side, the Lady Roos won their second straight five-game, District 8-4A match.
But their inconsistency is getting problematic, Killeen coach Shelly Harris said.
Junior Tiare Dugger had three straight blocks and a big kill to rally the Lady Roos from a Game 5 deficit and Killeen won its second straight match - 20-25, 25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 15-10 over San Angelo Lake View on Tuesday at Killeen.
"It was kind of like the last game - we played exceptionally well at times and we played exceptionally bad at times and there's really no reason why," Harris said.
Killeen (12-16, 4-2 8-4A) beat Waco University in five games on Friday, but after winning Games 2 and 3 against the Maidens (4-30, 1-5), lost momentum, losing Game 4 and falling behind early in Game 5 before Dugger stepped up on the court and Chelsey Smith served several straight points behind the line.
"They showed heart in both (matches), against University and in this one," Harris said. "They were down in the fifth game and they pulled it together, got back on track and won.
"On the negative part, we shouldn't have been in that situation. We're a better team than that."
Dugger finished with nine kills and four blocks. Maegen Cobos led Killeen with 12 kills, Esha Atkins had 32 assists and Bria McIver had 20 digs.
Liberty Hill def. Lampasas 25-27, 25-19, 15-25, 25-20, 15-7 - A Lampasas, Hailey Morrison had 23 kills but the Lady Badgers (1-5 25-3A) couldn't capitalize on wins in Games 1 and 3.
Whitney Cauthen had 24 assists, Mikala Hirst had 23 digs and Ashley Moore had a pair of blocks to lead Lampasas, which hosts Llano on Friday.
Rogers def. Florence 25-17, 25-9, 25-10 - At Rogers, Leslie Fillip and Rebecca Horton combined for eight kills in Game 1, but the Lady Buffs managed just eight kills in the final two games against the 23rd-ranked Lady Eagles.
Horton led Florence (11-17, 1-9 27-2A) with six kills. Samantha Miller had six digs and Haley Pluenneke and Lauren Michalka each had eight assists but the Lady Buffs, who had 12 kills in Game 1, were unable to overcome Rogers' defensive and serving adjustments in Games 2 and 3 and suffered their sixth straight loss.