Lady Tigers step up play in district action

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- The Nevada Lady Tigers pulled off a mild upset in the first round of the Class 3, District 12 volleyball tournament on Monday. Nevada, the fifth seed, rebounded from a first game loss to take two straight from fourth-seed Warrensburg. The Nevada Tigers were edged 23-25 in game one, then battled back to capture the match with 25-19 and 25-12 wins. "It was a good win for us," said Nevada coach Sharla Wilkerson, "and we're excited to get a chance at a little revenge against Pleasant Hill." Nevada (9-16-2) meets No. 1-seed Pleasant Hill in the semifinal round today at 5 p.m. Pleasant Hill defeated the the Tigers earlier in the season, posting game wins of 25-3 and 25-13. The Tigers received solid efforts up and down the lineup. Veronica Mosier shared the kill lead with Hillary Adams at six apiece. Mosier also paced the block stats with six. Lacy Leonard posted five kills, four solo blocks and 10 service points, while Wendi Jones chipped in with four kills and 12 points. Wilkerson noted the team's ability to come back from adversity. "We got down early in the second game," she said, "but the girls were able to pull through it and get the win, something that we've struggled with all season. We were able to hold the momentum during the third game." No. 3 Warsaw and No. 2 Harrisonville face off in the other semifinal at 6 p.m.

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