Lady Tigers rally by GCPublished 1:43am Friday, September 21, 2012
LLOYD, Ky, — Call it Rocky VII.
The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers were down for the count only to bounce off the canvas in a volleyball match Thursday.
Ironton rallied from an 0-2 deficit to beat the Greenup County Lady Musketeers in five sets, 13-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-16 and 15-8.
“I can’t really explain how proud I am of my girls this evening. They played so well. Andi Kratzenberg and Kelli Ferguson did a great job with their leadership abilities and I can’t credit them enough,” said Ironton coach Beth Campbell.
“We gave up too many opportunities and with missed serves and net calls, but they didn’t quit and I have to give credit to all 10 players.”
After losing the first two games, Ironton used the net paly of Lexie Washington and Macy Wise to ignite the comeback. Washington finished the game with 16 blocks and Wise 10.
Saige Fields served 6 of her 21 points — she had 8 aces on the night — in the fourth game and Kratzenberg had 5 of her 9 points. Meghan Taylor had 3 aces in the set.
In the tiebreaker set, Ironton led 10-8 when Kelli Ferguson scored five straight points to notch the win.
Kratzenberg and Washington each had 10 kills, Wise 9 and Fields 7. Maggie Thomas had 20 setting assists and Jordan Hannan 8, and Laken White came up with 15 digs, Kratzenberg, Jordan and Taylor Hannan 8 each and Fields 6.
Ironton plays at Nelsonville-York, at Chesapeake on Tuesday and at Boyd County on Tuesday in a “pink match.”