After dropping a well-played first set 18-25, the Lady Eagles struggled in the second set. A bump by Madysen Watkins, set by Ashlyn Watkins, and free ball by Charlize Dobbins led to a set that was mishandled by Keller, resulting in a much-needed side out. Yazmeen Sarkissian stepped to the service line trailing 11-22 and in need of a big service run. 7 points later, Keller called its first timeout to try to stop Sarkissian. They called another time out 5 points later after TLCA took its first lead at 23-22. After that final time out, Sarkissian won both points to cap off a 14-point service run and hand TLCA the second set win 25-22.
Sarkissian led off the third set by winning 2 points. The game stayed tight early before TLCA began to pull away. Ashlyn Watkins stepped to the service line up 13-8. 2 serves later, Sarkissian drilled a hit into the deep left corner to complete the stunning comeback victory.
TLCA and IL Texas Keller face off again Friday at 5:30 pm at Keller's campus (4201 Heritage Trace Parkway, Ft. Worth, 76244).