Lake Worth took the next point and again was a point away (games must be won by at least two points) from taking a 2-0 lead in games, but a huge defensive effort saved the game – and possibly the match – for the Lady Rams.
Defensive specialist Kaleigh Aaron kept the ensuing rally alive with a face-first dig, and MWHS tied the match on a Lake Worth return error.
However, the Lady Frogs scored the next point courtesy of a MWHS service error and once again was a point away from taking a 2-0 lead.
But the Lady Rams came up with another defensive gem as Sydney Vasquez dug a ball to keep the rally alive, and Riley Bullock tied the game at 26-26 with a back-row kill.
Bullock then went to the service line, and her consecutive aggressive serves forced Lake Worth into a pair of return errors as MWHS tied the match at 1-1 with a critical win.
The Lady Rams jumped out to an 8-1 lead in game three, but tenacious Lake Worth went on an 18-13 run to cut the Lady Rams’ lead to 21-19.
A Lake Worth return error followed by an ace from Guill extended the lead to 23-19, and the game ended on a kill from Caroline Clarke as MWHS took a 2-1 lead in games.
Lake Worth led 12-11 in game four before an ace by Bre Hinojos, a kill from Guill and three LWHS return errors gave the Lady Rams a 16-13 advantage.
MWHS brought game four to match point thanks in part to a pair of kills each from Clarke and Maxi Schultz, and sealed the match when Burgeson found Allen for the math-winning spike.
“I told the girls after the match,” Eggleston said, “that I could not be more proud, and that it is so nice to win.
“Winning is so much fun.”