Volley 'Cats lose close games

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Cassville Volley 'Cats took on East Newton last Tuesday in a Big 8 match-up game. East Newton would come in as the best team in conference.

The Ladycats would start out with a close match, losing 19-25 in the first set. In the second set, they would give the Patriots even more of a scare, but East Newton was able to squeak out the victory 22-25.

Those contributing in the match were Katie Hynes with seven kills, Chelsea Corn with six digs, Olivia Cline who managed eight assists and Abby Munoz who tallied two blocks.

The JV squad was able to attain victory though, despite falling behind after the first set 17-25. The young Ladycats would strike back with a 26-24 win and a 25-21 win.

In their next game, Cassville would take on Carl Junction. The 'Cats again would play a close game, falling 22-25 in the first set and then 17-25 in the second.

Both Munoz and Hynes led the team with six kills apiece. Hynes also helped out defensively with seven digs. Marti Richmiller tallied 10 assists on the night. Holley Skinner scored two aces and Munoz had one block.

The JV team would again find a different fate than the varsity. The young Ladycats again came from behind, losing the first set 22-25 but coming back in the second and third, 25-23 and 25-22.

Overall, the varsity Ladycats stand at 8-12-1. Cassville is 2-8 in Big 8 Conference play. The junior varsity 'Cats improved to 5-7 overall and 4-6 in the conference.

The Volley 'Cats will play at Lamar on Thursday, in the Neosho Tournament on Saturday and are back home against Aurora on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

The Ladycats are coached by Mandy Henry and Janet McNeill.

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