ARKADELPHIA— The Lady Tigers defeated Williams Baptist College in three sets tonight 25-17, 25-23, and 25-22 to get their tenth win of the season.
In the first set, it was back and forth early. Williams Baptist took an 11-7 lead on back-to-back kills by Brooke Howell and then two attack errors from Ouachita. Kori Bullard stopped the bleeding with a kill on an assist from Stormi Leonard.
Both teams scored following the kill before Ouachita went on a 3-0 scoring run to tie the set at 12. The Lady Tigers found themselves up 16-14 following kills by Caitlin Cantrell and Abby Pickett. Bullard gave the Lady Tigers a 19-16 lead on a kill that flew downwards on the Williams-Baptist defense. A service ace from Howell brought the score to 20-16.
Kori Bullard spiked the ball over a Williams-Baptist defender to make the score 24-17, then an attack error from the Williams-Baptist defense sealed the set win for the Lady Tigers 25-17.
Bullard had 6 kills in the first set and Cantrell had four. Abby Pickett added two kills of her own. Stormi Leonard led the Lady Tigers in assists in the first set with 13.
In set two, the Lady Tigers took a 12-9 lead on Kills by Stephanie Pollnow and Caitlin Cantrell.
Down 19-18, Ouachita scored five straight on kills from Bullard and Jordan Harvey to take a 23-20 lead. Williams-Baptist responded with two points coming off kills from Howell and Kaillie Ralston. Ouachita ended the set with a kill by Caitlin Cantrell.
The Lady Tigers began set three down 5-0 before a service error by Williams-Baptist sparked the comeback-run. Caitlin Cantrell recorded a kill and Hayley Strayhorm of Williams-Baptist recorded an attack error to make the score 5-3. After a kill from Williams-Baptist, Caitlin Cantrell recorded another kill to make the score 6-4. Down 9-7, the Lady Tigers tied the game at 9 on kills from Stephanie Pollnow and Kori Bullard.
Ouachita finished with on a 6-2 run to win the final set 25-23.
Bullard finished the night with 14 kills and a .375 hitting percentage. Cantrell added ten kills and Pollnow finished with eight.
Stormi Leonard led the team in assists with 37. Letourneau added four aces.
The Lady Tigers recorded 42 kills to Williams-Baptist’s 34.
The Lady Tigers will play East Central University at SPEC on Friday. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.
BY: DIXON LAND