It was another successful weekend for the Frenship varsity volleyball squad, and this time they were able to show off in front of their home crowd. After back-to-back weekend tournaments in the metroplex to begin the season, the Tigers went 5-1 during the Frenship Volleyball Tournament and narrowly lost in the championship match Saturday night at the Tiger Pit.
Frenship dropped only one game in their five-match winning streak leading to the championship match. They started with a pool play sweep of Abilene Cooper, Dalhart, and Palo Duro Friday to advance to the tournament’s gold bracket. The Tigers then took care of Abilene Wylie and Hereford to advance to the championship.
After dropping the first game to district-rival Coronado in the championship, FHS bounced back to win game two 25-21 and force a decisive game three. The Tigers held off two match points and pushed into extra points needed, but the Mustangs were able to sneak away with a 29-27 victory.
This is the second tournament in three weeks that Frenship has placed second in a 32-team bracket field. The Tigers, now 16-11 on the season, return to the court Tuesday on the road at Midland High.
Beat Abilene Cooper 25-15, 21-25, 25-23
Beta Dalhart 25-2, 25-12
Beat Palo Duro 25-4, 25-7
SATURDAY’S GOLD BRACKET GAMES
QUARTERFINALS: Beat Abilene Wylie 25-15, 25-14
SEMIFINALS: Beat Hereford 25-18, 25-15
CHAMPIONSHIP: Lost to Coronado 18-25, 25-21, 27-29
*pictures provided by Curry Photography