Joplin, MO: The Tigers win their first match in the first round at a National tournament in 16 years defeating Champion Baptist in three straight sets. “Champion though seeded 8th played with great spirit and tenacity. This wasn’t our most elegant match played this year but we won. We had to make major adjustments to the style of play but in the end we found ways to win points. Our serving was outstanding along with our attack % but we struggled against a more out of system offense.” Coach Spooner said after the match.
The Tigers were led by Joee Spooner and Naomi Kemper with 10 and 8 kills respectively. The Tigers had 16 aces led by Naomi with 6 and Nichole Galbicsek’s 5. Jess Ryan had 20 assists. Aubree Domsic moving to right side hitter had 4 kills and 2 blocks.
The Tigers continue with pool play Friday at 12:30 against the #4 seeded Calvary Bible College; then at 4:00 against the host school and #1 seeded Ozark Christian College.