Brook Hill split its first two games with district-leaders Tyler All Saints on Tuesday, crushing the undefeated opponent from TAPPS 3-5A in Game 2, 25-5.
That made the third game pivotal and neither team blinked until the 30th point when All Saints emerged from a marathon Game 3, 30-28.
Down 2-1, Brook Hill now had to win the next two games to win the match, but the Game 3 loss took a lot out of the Lady Guard, who eventually fell short, 25-17, 5-25, 30-28, 25-16.
Brook Hill dropped to 3-3 and a tie for second place with Tyler Grace Community in TAPPS 3-5A. The two now will meet to break that tie in a district-seeding playoff at a date and time to be announced. Both teams have already qualified for the postseason. The winner of this seeding game determines who is the No. 2 seed and who is the No, 3 seed.
Against All Saints, Megan Priddy led the Lady Guard with10 kills with Kay Kay Smith (7 kills), Lauren Eden (6 kills) and Morgan Carpenter (6 kills) also doing their part. Defensively, Brianna Young led with 26 digs with Eden and Maddie Anthony finishing with 17 and 12 assists, respectively.
In the JV match, Brook Hill lost 25-10, 25-18.
LADY GUARD STATS
Kills: Megan Priddy 10, Kay Kay Smith 7, Lauren Eden 6, Morgan Carpenter 6, Katherine Mondrik 5, Maddie Anthony 3, Adrianna Kuechle 2, Kaitlynn Rhea 1
Assists: Lauren Eden 17, Maddie Anthony 12, Brianna Young 5, Zoe Hayes 1
Aces: Brianna Young 4, Allee Mann 1, Megan Priddy 1, Lauren Eden 1, Maddie Anthony 1
Digs: Brianna Young 26, Maddie Anthony 15, Lauren Eden, 11; Adrianna Kuechle, 8; Kay Kay Smith, 5; Zoe Hayes, 4; Kaitlynn Rhea 4, Morgan Carpenter 2, Katherine Mondrik 2, Jacee Callens 1, Megan Priddy 1