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From left, Princeton Community junior Cortney Dove and senior Jade Christy rise for a block against Evansville Reitz on Aug. 17. Dove blocked five shots in the Lady Tigers’ straight sets victory on Tuesday night over Pike Central.

PETERSBURG — The Lady Tigers continue to roll in Pocket Athletic Conference play.

Princeton Community picked up its fourth conference victory with a commanding straight sets sweep (25-15, 25-13 and 25-22) of Pike Central on Tuesday night.

Boasting several strong presences at the net, the Lady Tigers (7-5) gave the Chargers (3-17) fits all night with their length.

Juniors Brookelyn Packer and Cortney Dove stood out in this regard, as the two middle blockers combined for 10 blocks and six kills.

With Packer and Dove blocking exceptionally well at the net, it made life immensely difficult on the Charger hitters, who had troubles adjusting.

Princeton Community steamrolled through the first two sets, winning handily 25-15 and 25-13. Pike Central offered a little more resistance in the third, but the Lady Tigers still held strong late to secure a 25-22 victory for the match point.

Senior Reaghan Page led the Lady Tigers with another strong night as well, including eight kills and an astonishing eight aces — a 16-point night for the Lady Tiger senior leader.

Having won seven of their last 10 matches, the Lady Tigers are playing as well as anyone in the PAC. The victory improved them to 4-2 in conference play.

They’ll have a chance to showcase just how well they’re playing, as they travel to face Mount Vernon for a conference showdown on Thursday night.

The Wildcats (14-3) are unbeaten in conference play with an unblemished 8-0 record. Interestingly enough, seven of their eight conference victories have been in straight sets, exemplifying just how tough this Mount Vernon group is.

If the Lady Tigers are to have a shot, they’ll need strong play and fluidity all around. Not just with Page, or Dove and Packer at the net, but from junior Maddon Williams, senior Skylar Gasaway, senior Jade Christy and others as well.

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