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Cottey volleyball fares well at seeding tournament

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Cottey College volleyball team won two of its three matches over the weekend in a tournament at the regional seeding tournament.

The Comets opened the tournament with a loss to East Central by the final scores of 25-20 and 25-16. The biggest issue in that match for the Comets, as it was all day, was kill percentage as they finished at just 8 percent in the opening set and 2 percent in the second.

"For the first match, we got off to a great start for the first several points in game one. We were competing well against East Central, but allowed late in game one unforced errors to allow them back in and they capitalized on it," Comets head coach Marla Kannady Foreman said. "In the second game, we had a 6-0 lead, and once again started making silly mistakes which allowed them to come back in and take a lead towards the end of the game. I was disappointed in the way we were playing the first match, especially coming off of what I saw them do against nationally ranked Fort Scott on Wednesday. We didn't have a lot of energy, although we had plenty of opportunity to be energetic in the way we took on an early lead in both games."

The Comets went on to post victories over Florissant Valley, 21-25, 25-22 and 25-11 and Wentworth Military, 17-25, 25-21 and 15-12, despite continued hitting struggles. The best kill percentage the Comets were able to muster all day was in the third set against Florissant Valley, when they finished at 26 percent.

"Overall, I am happy with this weekend because we came away 2-1 on the day," Foreman said.

The Comets are 5-5 on the season and are to host Wentworth Military Academy at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Hinkhouse Center.

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