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October 3, 2013

Timely victory

Lady Rams come back to down Lake Worth in four

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Allen was aggressive at the net and recorded a team-high nine kills, one kill ahead of outside hitter Brittany Guill, who finished with eight stoppers.

Senior setter Erin Burgeson fed Allen at key moments, including the match-winning point on a blast from the left side.

“When we needed a point Erin was feeding BB (Allen),” Eggleston said. “I told Erin that BB is out there swinging hard so try and set her. We wanted BB to swing away.

“BB competed against a girl who is taller than her, but BB competes and she won most of those battles. It is a true testament to the athlete that she is.”

One area the Lady Rams continue to excel is serving. Eggleston was pleased with all of her players at the service line, especially after a rough beginning.

“We had serving problems early but we fixed it,” she said. “We saw after game one that they were not as strong as we are on serve receive, so we capitalized on that.”

Lake Worth used 10-2 run in the middle of the opening game to pave its way to a 12-point win. MWHS led 1-0 but never enjoyed a lead after the first rally.

In game two, Lake Worth led 15-10 before the Lady Rams got it in gear.  A kill each from Allen and Guill – both after pinpoint feeds from Burgeson – cut the Lady Frogs’ lead to three.

Lake Worth maintained a three-point cushion, 23-20, before Burgeson set up Allen from the left side for a kill that cut the lead to two points.

On the next rally, MWHS was charged with a net violation, and Lake Worth was just one point away from taking a 2-0 lead in games in the best-of-five match.

The Lady Rams caught a break when Lake Worth’s ensuing serve sailed wide and out of bounds.

MWHS tied the game at 24-24 after consecutive kills by the determined Allen. Both kills were set up by cross-court feeds from Burgeson.

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