Allen returns to spark Tigers
It was a big win for the Douglas Tigers and their playoff prospects in the Sierra League playoff race. More significant to the Tigers than their 3-0 win at Wooster, though, was the return of Raychel Allen to the court for the first time since August.
Allen, who earned second-team all-league libero/defensive specialist recognition as a sophomore last season, helped lead the way as Douglas (7-5 league, 13-8 overall) ended a three-match losing streak. The Tigers won 25-9, 25-15, 25-20.
Allen led the defense with 15 digs (only one error) to go with four assists.
“Raychel back is a wonderful asset for our ball control,” Douglas coach Susi Townsell noted.
Talyn Jackson delivered a double-double with 11 kills (61.1 kill percentage) and 18 assists plus she came up with eight digs for the Tigers. Isabelle Peterson also turned in a solid all-around performance with 10 kills, seven blocks and eight digs. Johnnie Saletti contributed nine digs while Alex Demaranville and Maddi Rozier added seven each. Demaranville also delivered 14 points (one ace and a 100 percent serving percentage) while Rozier had 13 assists.
Looking ahead, Douglas is at home for three of four critical matches to conclude the regular season. The Tigers host Galena on Tuesday and then league-leading Bishop Manogue on Thursday.
Douglas defeated Wooster in two games, 25-15, 25-14. Sierra Franklin had five kills, Sierra Sullivan four and Hannah Kyle three to lead the Tigers at the net while Amanda Geraldo contributed five aces. On the defensive side, Erika Leitenbauer had seven digs, Robyne Foster three and Geraldo three.
Douglas dispatched Wooster High in two games, 25-11 and 25-9, The Tigers now have a 10-3 record for the season.