September 9, 2011 by wcobserver
By Brent Harrison
WEST FORK – Aggressive play at the net early, netted the Lady Tigers an early lead against Huntsville and West Fork held on for a 25-22, 25-20,19-25, 25-17.
Junior Cynamin Jarnagan and Sophomore Katie Griffin paced the Lady Tigers with 10 and 9 kills respectively, West Fork put away a total of 28 unanswered shots in the win.
“That’s probably the best that Katie Griffin has played all year,” West Fork coach Lisa Kirk said. “She felt the challenge from Huntsville and decided that she was going to step up her game a little bit. Being a sophomore, that was huge.”
Griffin tallied all of her kills in the first two contests, included was seven, point winning shots in the 25-20 second game.
Jarnagan was a steady force all night.
“Cynamin (Jarnagan) has always been steady for us,” Kirk said. “She’s a good hitter, she’s a great passer and her serving tonight was what made the difference. She had quite a few Aces.”
The Lady Tigers (2-3) put together twelve unanswered services on the night.
The largest West Fork lead was 5 points in the first game as Huntsville’s taller front line kept it in the contest.
After the Lady Eagles had tied things 20-20 in the first game, Kaden Selph and Griffin combined for a block to put West Fork on top 22-20. Griffin and Karli Helder’s block gave the Lady Tigers the 24-22 advantage. Selph then gave the Tigers a one game advantage with an Ace.
West Fork’s largest lead was 12-4 in the second contest. The Lady Eagles came within 19-16 before falling in Game 2.
West Fork finished things off in the fourth game as Jarnagan tallied four kills. The Tigers never trailed after taking an early 4-3 advantage.
“That’s kind of a trademark of West Fork volleyball”, she said. “We going to play every ball that we can get to. That’s just how we play.”
After games at Paris and Mulberry, West Fork returns home on September 8, to take on Mansfield. September, 13 sees the Tigers traveling to Lincoln and on September, 15 they take on Union Christian in Fort Smith.