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Tigers stay undefeated in district

 

Elida’s Kasyn Creighton (20) prepares her teammates for a set against Floyd Thursday night. Elida swept Floyd 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.

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FLOYD — The Elida Lady Tigers are still undefeated in district play as they swept the host Floyd Lady Broncos 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Thursday night. It was a battle of the top half of the 1A District 4 teams and Elida certainly showed why they’re currently the top team.

Both Elida and Floyd wore pink uniforms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the game. Floyd started (5-7, 4-3) out all three sets by scoring the opening points, but Elida (12-3, 6-0) continued to find a way to tie each set and then put them out of reach.

In the first set Elida had an 11-9 lead when sophomore setter Lacy Ferguson scored seven-straight service points to put the Tigers up 18-9. Floyd fought back to a 24-19 deficit, but couldn’t get closer.

“Our passing was much better tonight,” Ferguson said. “We’re just improving so much right now.”

link Elida’s Kasyn Creighton (20) prepares her teammates for a set against Floyd Thursday night. Elida swept Floyd 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.

The second and third sets went the same way. Floyd was close in the beginning of both sets but couldn’t get more than 14 points in either set.

Floyd coach Mike Maguire was still pleased with his team’s overall effort during the match.

“I thought the kids really worked hard tonight,” Maguire said. “But Elida’s just a more disciplined team than us now. You got to give credit to them. That’s why they’re No. 1.”

Despite what may seem as an easy win for the Tigers, Elida coach Darrell Chenault didn’t take anything away from his opposition.

“Anytime you come to someone else’s house, you better be ready to play,” Chenault said. “Floyd did a good job of blocking a lot of our hits and making us work.”

Elida has a quick turnaround as it visits Fort Sumner on Saturday at 4 p.m. while Floyd will get nearly two weeks off before facing Clovis Christian on Oct. 20 at home with a 5:30 p.m. start time.

 
 

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