Lady Tigers volleyball swept at Carl Junction

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- The Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball team went back out on the road Tuesday to take on Carl Junction High School, but a very strong Lady Bulldogs team spoiled the trip, handing Nevada losses in all three matches that were played.

Tonight was a hard fought match," Lady Tigers head coach Ashley Thoreson said. "We had some very good moments where we played very aggressive and smart volleyball; and then we had pieces of the game where we gave Carl Junction points that we didn't even make them earn. Carl Junction is a very disciplined team and having unforced errors against a team as good as they are can't happen if we expected to win."

Thoreson's squad took the Lady Bulldogs to three sets in a very close match, but ultimately fell by the final scores of 25-22, 28-26 and 25-20. Carl Junction did have to come from behind to win the match after Nevada took the opening set, but ultimately was able to do just that.

"After winning the first set, we ended up being down 12-6 in the second set. We did fight back, though, and were then ahead 20-18," Thoreson said. "We had a few errors that gave CJ the lead at 20-21 and then we fought back and forth, both having game point several times, until Carl Junction finished it at 26-28."

Regan Kannady and Rilie Good led the Lady Tigers with 10 kills and five blocks apiece. Morgan McNeley had a team-high 27 assists, while Sharla Quick recorded 19 digs.

The Lady Tigers junior varsity fell by the final scores of 25-6 and 25-6, while the freshman lost, 25-2 and 25-3.

"I saw some very great plays and exciting things from our girls tonight and we will continue to work on our consistency and ball control to improve our game," Thoreson said.

The Lady Tigers won't have to wait long to see if their efforts to make those improvements will pay off as they are scheduled to be back in action tonight, heading back out on the road to take on Stockton at 6 p.m.

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