CARTHAGE, Mo. -- The Nevada Lady Tigers varsity volleyball squad started off the season Monday night with a less than desirable result at Carthage High School. Despite being down after the opening set, Carthage rallied to pick up the victory, dominating the final two sets to close out the match.
Nevada won the opener, 25-17, only to see Carthage come back and take the next two sets by the final scores of 25-21 and 25-12.
"Varsity started out very strong and were ready to play. We did a great job putting pressure on Carthage and worked very well as a team," Lady Tigers head coach Ashley Thoreson said. "When it came to the second and third set, we looked like a completely different team."
Carthage went on to complete the sweep, taking the junior varsity match, 25-15 and 25-6, and the freshman match, 25-9 and 25-20.
"It was a rough night for all three teams," Thoreson said. "Carthage is a very competitive and disciplined team and they didn't give us much room to make mistakes or work out our first game jitters. We had a hard time with ball control and did not communicate very well."
The Lady Tigers varsity squad will again join the freshman and JV squads to open the home schedule tomorrow, when they take on the Lady Wildcats of Harrisonville and according to Thoreson, those matches will be played in the Nevada Middle School gym.