The Houston volleyball team is streaking in the winning direction.

The Lady Tigers won their second straight match – this time in convincing fashion – by downing Conway 25-21, 25-13 Thursday night inside Hiett Gymnasium.

With its third win of the season, Houston (3-6) had already matched its win total from last season.

Junior Kennedy Campbell had eight kills to lead the Lady Tigers. Alexis Choate and Melody Buse had three aces apiece. Choate had nine assists.

Sevanna Rowland had a team-best eight digs.

HHS trailed 17-16 in the opening set before pulling away. Junior Darby Bell had a block, Buse served an ace and Hunninghake put down a kill as the Lady Tigers scored nine of the final 13 points of the set.

Houston jumped ahead 14-6 in the second set and cruised to its second straight win.

“After starting out a little rocky, the girls settled in a played consistently,” Lady Tigers coach Loran Richardson said. “Even when we lost a point and had to serve-receive, we were able to stop Conway in one or two points. We didn’t let them go on any long runs. That’s something we have struggled with in the past. We are starting to really hit the ball better. Hopefully when we come up against stronger blocking teams, we are still able to take smart, strong swings.”

The Lady Tigers play Saturday in the West Plains Showdown.

“We head to the West Plains tournament with some big teams,” Richardson said. “We have momentum right now that can help us play strong during the tournament.”

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