Perrin-Whitt got a close up view of Petrolia’s "Sister Act" Tuesday night in Jacksboro.
Lady Pirate siblings Allie and Brittney Ablia chalked up eight and six kills respectively to power Petrolia to a 3-0 win in the bi-district round of the volleyball playoffs and set up Region I-A Area matchup against No. 16 Munday.
The state-ranked Mogulettes (23-9) and Petrolia (17-14) will clash Saturday in Vernon at 5 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
In a battle of Lady Pirate squads, it was Petrolia coming out on top as the team used strong defense and the offense of Allie, a senior, and Brittney, a freshman, to top Perrin-Whitt 25-14, 25-20, 25-8.
"We got a bit relaxed in the second set, but after that we were good," said Petrolia coach DeDe Gray of the team’s lackluster second set. "Again, our defense is getting better every week and we were in the right places every single time (tonight)."
Katie Cummings finished with four kills, while Hanna Heuring and Macey Hall each had three kills in the win. Gray credited Madison Oliver, Kirsten Kenyon and Danica Bustos with standout serving during the game.
The Lady Pirates defeated Perrin-Whitt in bi-district last year and in a similar scenario, will meet Munday once again in the Area round.
The Mogulettes have knocked Petrolia out of the playoffs the past two seasons. The team is led by outside hitter Raci Dillard, Kylie Urbanczyk and Tatum Bufkin. Dillard has logged 122 kills in district play, while Urbanczyk has 70 kills and over 30 digs. Bufkin has also served up 34 aces to go with 228 set assists.
"It’s going to be a tough match," Gray said. "I know they have improved a bunch and I know we have improved a bunch."