Cottey College volleyball falls at Fort Scott

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Cottey's Regan Kannady sets for Kelsey Davidson during Monday's match at Fort Scott.

FORT SCOTT -- The Fort Scott Community College Lady Greyhounds swept the Cottey College Comets in a volleyball match Monday night at Fort Scott Community College's Arnold Arena, by the final scores of 25-20, 25-17 and 25-18.

"We played really well the first game and a half, despite the loss in game one," Comets head coach Marla Kannady Foreman said. "My players are going to have to learn that when something on a collegiate level is open offensively, it's not going to stay open for very long. Making a quicker adjustment could have kept us competitive longer in game two."

The Comets held a 15-10 lead in game two, but that quickly vanished when Fort Scott went on a 6-0 run and that was the beginning of the end for Foreman's squad. In game one, the donut was open, Foreman said, but in game two, Fort Scott quickly made the adjustment defensively, and the Comets simply lacked the aggressiveness and change in offensive attack that was needed to stay in the match.

Kasey Hall serves during Monday's match at Fort Scott Community College.

"Had we adjusted quicker in game two, I believe we would have had a better run with them," Foreman said. "Sometimes, it just comes down to poor decision-making."

Skyler Ford led the Comets with seven kills and three blocks, while Regan Kannady had five kills, one block and nine digs. Cassie Hale and Maddie Lugenbeel finished with nine digs apiece.

Ford finished with the best kill percentage for the Comets on the night at 53 percent, while Kasey Hall led the Comets with two aces. Lugenbeel posted a team-high 14 digs for the Comets.

With the loss, the Comets fell to 2-7 on the year and Foreman said they are concentrating on preparations for the district/regional seeding tournament this Saturday, at East Central College, Union, Mo.

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