The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team took care of the Lady Red Ants of Progreso at Tarpon Gym Tuesday night, and in so doing clinched a spot in the playoffs with two district matches remaining on the schedule. They won the match in three sets, 25-10, 25-11, and 25-11.
“Yes, this guarantees us a playoff spot,” Head Coach George Hamilton said after the match. “This takes the pressure off our backs. Now that we’re in, we can work on some things we’ll need when we start the playoffs.”
Going only by the scores, it would appear that the Lady Tarpons had little trouble with Progreso, but in the third game the Lady Red Ants scored five straight points to take an 8-6 lead. “We weren’t talking, there was no communication,” Coach Hamilton said. “I called a timeout and asked them what they were hearing out there. They started communicating again and we won the game and closed out the match.”
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