The Lady Tigers were coming off a week with two COC victories against Webb City and Carthage, and looked ready to continue their winning streak after a victory in the first game. But Branson got 28 assists from setter Cailynne Hayter, and 11 kills from Bre Winn, to come from behind. Winn also had three service aces to lead all players.
Republic was led by Nicole Hallam and Rachel Nichols with ten kills apiece. Elle Aston and Mallory Long had 17 digs each, and Jordan Jones led the Lady Tigers with 25 assists.
In the JV match, Republic won easily, 25-15 25-13. And the freshmen also won big, 25-11 25-13.