The Hixson Lady Wildcats made a tremendous comeback in their volleyball match at Soddy Daisy Wednesday night, but they came up just a bit short before losing in five sets.
Soddy Daisy was an easy winner in the first two sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-11, but Hixson rallied to win the next two by identical 25-23 scores. Then in the fifth and deciding set, Soddy Daisy prevailed,l 15-6.
Paige Lawson had 17 kills and 16 digs for Hixson while Bailey Burba had 17 assists and Abby Tipton had 26 digs.
Soddy Daisy improved to 15-8 overall while Hixson falls to 8-10.
Hixson returns to action at home on Thursday against Grace while Soddy Daisy will also be home on Thursday in a key District 5-AAA match against McMinn County.
Paige Lawson -- 1 ace, 17 kills, 2 blocks, 16 digs
Bailey Burba -- 2 kills, 8 digs, 17 assists
Abby Tipton -- 5 kills, 26 digs
Madison Jett -- 3 kills, 2 blocks
Haleigh Raber -- 1 ace, 4 digs
Sam Dove -- 1 ace, 1 kill, 10 digs, 8 assists
Morghan White -- 3 aces, 5 digs
Dakota Rawiszer -- 2 kills, 1 block
Rachel Cline -- 5 digs.
(email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@Comcast.net)