Millsap never trailed in game three. The Lady Bulldogs raced out to a 5-1 lead and built a 23-11 cushion. But the never-say-die Lady Rams came back with seven consecutive points – thanks in part to five Millsap return errors and helped by another ace from Vasquez and a kill from Bailey Simonton – to cut the Lady Bulldogs’ lead to 23-18.
However, a Lady Rams’ return error brought the contest to game point, and three rallies later a MWHS service error gave Millsap the point it needed to seal the contest.
Game four was a seesaw affair that saw seven lead changes before settling at 21-21. Millsap’s front row went to work from there.
Rich had a pair of kills, and Hobson, off a pinpoint cross-court feed from Coker, added a stopper to give the Lady Bulldogs a 24-21 lead and bring the game to match point.
On the ensuing rally, MWHS was charged with a double-hit violation that ended the match.
Eggleston said the team will move forward and try to correct mistakes.
“I am ready for it, and I think they will be ready for challenges,” Eggleston said. “The challenge will come again this weekend at the Boswell tournament where we will be the only Class 3A team there.
“The tournament will be tough, but it will make us stronger.”