Houston senior Sydney Cremer hits past Conway's Taylor McGowen (5) and Riley Luallin in Thursday's opening set.

The Houston volleyball team waited two weeks for its second victory of the season.

A late push salvaged the second set, and the Lady Tigers beat Conway 25-18, 25-23 Thursday night inside Hiett Gymnasium.

The win snapped a five-match losing skid for Houston (2-6), which hadn’t won since beating Cuba in the second match of the season on Sept. 5. Three of the team’s six losses were in three sets.

The Lady Tigers were well on their way to victory with a 14-7 lead in the second set before Conway rallied. A quick 13-3 spurt left HHS trailing 20-17 as Conway attempted to force a third set. But Sarah Kelley and Nora Dixon had aces as the Lady Tigers scored seven of the final 10 points of the set to win the match.

HHS took control of the first set with a 7-1 rally midway through the game. Sydney Cremer put down a kill, Kelley had a block and Camryn Scheets served an ace as a 10-9 advantage stretched to a seven-point lead.

Scheets closed the first set with her second ace.

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