The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School volleyball team suffered two defeats against tough squads sandwiched around a win over West Gadsden.
The Lady Tiger Sharks lost in straight sets to North Bay Haven and in four sets to Liberty County but swept West Gadsden.
The Lady Tiger Sharks are 10-6 overall and 5-3 in the district.
The week began with a visit from Liberty County and both varsity and junior varsity matches followed a similar theme: Port St. Joe winning the first match and losing the next three.
The junior varsity lost 25-12, 22-25, 21-25 and 18-25.
The varsity fell by scores of 25-18, 23-25, 21-25 and 18-25.
“They were both hard-fought matches,” said Port St. Joe coach Wayne Taylor.
For the JV, Halie Jasinski had eight total kills and for the varsity Shannon Pridgeon had 10.
The following night Port St. Joe traveled to West Gadsden and overwhelmed the far younger team in a varsity-only match.
Port St. Joe had 44 service aces and 13 kills in sweeping the three games.
On Thursday, North Bay Haven came calling for what Taylor called two more “hard-fought” matches.
The junior varsity took the opening game but lost the next two and the match by scores of 25-14, 22-25 and 11-15.
The junior varsity is 6-4 overall, 3-2 in the district.
The varsity fell in straight sets 20-25, 23-25 and 21-25.
“The close scores of the sets are indicative of how hard the ladies battled for the match,” Taylor said. “North Bay Haven played a very fundamentally sound match and we just never could really pull ahead.”
Port St. Joe travels to South Walton tonight.
On Monday the team will travel to Bristol for another district match at Liberty County. Tuesday night Port St Joe will play its final district match at home against the visiting Lady Seahawks of Franklin County.