The St. John Lady Tigers started their season struggle with three wins and four losses.

Starting the 2018 -2019 season, the St. John-Hudson Lady Tigers have a record of three wins and four loses.

On their season opener last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers went up against the Halstead Lady Dragons, taking a 14-25, 15-25 loss, then defeated the Burrton Charges 25-11, 25-15. A few days later at the Skyline Tournament held at Pratt’s Community College, the Lady Tigers wound up in four place, first defeating the Skyline Thunderbirds in pool play 25-18, 25-13, then taking a loss that could have gone either way, losing to the Medicine Lodge Lady Indians 27-29, 28-30. The Tigers got another win defeating the Wichita Defenders 25-17, 25-22, thus putting the Tigers into the top four in bracket play.

Going up against the Pratt Lady Greenbacks, the Tigers lost in two sets 6-25, 12-25, putting them into the third-four place consolation bracket. The Lady Tigers wound up in fourth place, losing to the Pawnee Heights Tigers 17- 25, 19-25.

After, St. John’s head coach Trish Wade said, “It was a frustrating day. We started off struggling to pass but never could get the kill! We have a lot of work to do but we will get there!”A big “thank you” to Coach Wade for giving me the results at the Skyline Tourney since I was unable to cover the event due to illness.

Going back to Halstead, St. John’s junior varsity had a field day against the Dragons, winning the match 14-25, 15-25. The difference could have been worse, much worse. At one time in the first set, the score was Tigers 18 – Dragons 4.

This Thursday, the Lady Tigers travel to Garden Plain, were they take on the Garden Plain Owls, and get another chance going up against the Medicine Lodge Indians.

St. John’s assistant coach is Taci Axman.