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Cottey College Comets fall 1-3 against Miami

Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Ralph Pokorny/Daily Mail Cottey freshman Lindsey Monceret, Louisburg, Kan., goes up to return volley during Wednesday's game with the NEO Lady Norse.
After winning three games Sept. 15 in the Stephens Quad match against Stephens, Baptist Bible and Westminster colleges, the Cottey Comets returned home to Hinkhouse Gymnasium Wednesday night to lose 1-3 in a hard-fought match with the NEO Lady Norse from Miami, Okla.

"We proved that we could play with four-year colleges Saturday, and I am not unhappy with their performance tonight," Cottey head volleyball coach Marla Kannady Foreman said of the Comets 28-30, 30-24, 26-30, 20-30 loss Wednesday to the Lady Norse.

"In game one we held on as long as we could," Kannady Foreman said.

"It was errors and defensive mistakes that ultimately cost us the game," she said.

Kannady Foreman said that the Comets owned game two from the start.

Although pleased overall with the Comets performance Wednesday, she said that they need to work on communicating better during the games.As a result, she said that several times they had two players go after the same ball.

Kannady Foreman said that it would have been nice to win the game Wednesday to boost the teams confidence for some important matches coming up this weekend in Lee Summit during the pre regional district seeding tournament at Longview Community College.

This tournament gives schools in the western part of the NCJAA Region XVI, which is all of the state of Missouri plus NEO, an opportunity to play schools from the east part without having to make the trip to the St. Louis area.

On Saturday the Comets will take on East Central, Meramac and Florisant Valley.

"I feel we are very competitive and can play with any team in our region," she said.

The Comets' next home match will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 5, when they play Ozark Christian College to start a five game home stand. On Oct. 6; Stephens College pays a visit, followed by Longview Community College on Oct. 9; Allen County Community College, Oct. 12; with the Comets' final home of the year on Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. with Kansas City Community College.



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