For most of the first set, Republic’s underdog Lady Tigers hung with heavily favored Nixa. After the first 34 points of the night, the teams were tied 17-17. But from that point on, Nixa’s senior-heavy squad stepped up its game and pulled away, winning 33 of the next 45 points
Another slow start threw a scare into the Republic volleyball team Monday, but the Lady Tigers recovered to knock off Springfield Central 23-25, 25-8, 25-15. Central had won only one match this season, but Republic errors helped the Bulldogs win a close first set in which neither team ever led
After splitting the first two sets with Joplin, Republic fell into a big hole early in the third. The Lady Tigers trailed 7-2, and eventually fell behind by six points, at 9-3. But Republic clawed its way back into the game, then scored 14 of the last 20 points for
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