Opp falls to Kinston Bulldogs
by: Tripp Norris
The Opp Lady Bobcats
traveled to Kinston Tuesday for a three game set. The Lady
Bulldogs showed their dominanence in the sport as the JR High - JV
teams both fell and the Varsity lost a five game classic.
The varsity girls
were tied with Kinston 18-18 in game one until the Lady Bulldogs
struck for a six point rally to put them ahead 24-18 en route to a
Opp looked to even
the series in game two dominating the game until being overtaken in
the final stages as Kinston forced sudden death and swiped game two
from Opp 26-24.
Opp made quick work
of the Lady Bulldogs in game three picking up a convincing 25-14 win
and then as Kinston appeared to have game four and the series in
hand - Opp showed a little comeback magic of their own.
The Lady Bobcats
used a six point rally to overtake Kinston and win the game 25-22
forcing a deciding game five. The final game was tied up at 9-9
until Kinston struck for five points putting them just one point
away from the win.
Opp battled back to pull to within one points at
14-13, but the Lady Bulldogs got the game's final point to win the
game 15-13 and the series three games to two.
Kinston 25 Opp 21
Kinston 26 Opp 24
Opp 25 Kinston 14
Opp 25 Kinston 22
Kinston 15 Opp 13
The JV team played in the
middle set of games and were down 15-10 in game one. Kinston then
reeled off ten straight points to put the first game away 25-10. In
the second game the Lady Bobcats once again found themselves in a
hole as Kinston matched two points for everyone of theirs. Opp fell
to Kinston in straight sets dropping game two 25-12.
The JR High team's first two
game swere as different as night and day. In the first game Kinston
scored 19 of the game's first 20 points en route to a 25-6 win. In
game two Opp turned the tables opening up an 11-4 lead on Kinston
and holding on for a 25-18 win tying the series. In the deciding
game three Kinston pulled ahead 9-3 to start the game. Opp got as
close as four points at 13-9, but Kinston scored the next two points
for a 15-9 win.
Kinston 25 Opp 10
Kinston 25 Opp 12
Kinston 25 Opp 6
Opp 25 Kinston 18
Kinston 15 Opp 9