KRUM — On Tuesday evening, Argyle hit the road to square off against the lone unbeaten team out of District 9-4A, Krum.
The Lady Eagles fell behind 0-2 but won the final three sets to take a thriller, 23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13, to extend their winning streak to five matches.
After a pair of tough, two-point defeats to begin the match, the Lady Eagles did not give up.
"Those last three sets were a blur," Argyle coach Megan DeGroot said with a sigh of relief. "It was chaotic throughout every single set, but in the midst of the chaos, our girls put the ball on Krum's side of the net and let them make mistakes.
"I know it sounds silly, but the truth is, the team who commits the most errors loses."
After the Lady Eagles clawed back to force a decisive fifth set, they were determined to finish things off. Argyle gained a commanding 8-1 lead, but Krum wasn't going to let up either.
Krum (31-9, 7-1 district) got within a point of Argyle (20-17, 6-2), trailing 14-13 before senior Danielle Davis ripped a ball the Lady Bobcats couldn't handle to win the match.
Davis led Argyle in kills with 17, while Mariah Hesselgesser added 13 and Paxton McGlinch notched 12. Kassidy Reeves led the squad with 52 assists, and Hesselgesser recorded a team-high seven blocks. Alyssa Wallace posted 39 digs, followed by McGlinch (36) and Davis (30).
"The last set was tough to swallow because after battling back and forth in all four sets where the final scores were by two points each, it was not like us to let Argyle gain an 8-1 lead," Krum coach Lynn Larson said. "Good teams keep leads like that, and we never got a lead like that in any set.
"Credit to Argyle for coming back because we did the same to them at their place earlier in the season."
It was Krum's senior night, and it specifically was a night honoring its lone senior and four-year starter, Rhett Robinson.
Robinson led the Lady Bobcats in kills (30) and digs (20). Her younger sister, Reese, added 20 kills and was second behind Rhett in digs with 17.
"It's been a thrill to finally compete with a team like Argyle," Rhett Robinson said. "It was tough to lose the way we did, but I respect Argyle and the competition they bring to the court every time we play."
JIMMY ISBELL can be reached at 817-781-0379 and via Twitter @Jimmy_Isbell12.