In the first two weeks of play, Cassville has fallen to McDonald County (16-25, 15-25), Seneca (22-25, 25-13, 15-25), Monett (6-25, 17-25), Carthage (13-25, 21-25), in regular season play and lost to Winona (20-25, 18-25), Willard (17-25, 14-25) and Savannah (18-25, 15-25) in the Willard Invitational Tournament. The Ladycats also tied Mt. Vernon 25-18, 20-25 at the tourney.
"We just try to outwork our opponents and make smart decisions," said Coach Henry. "I think that the girls are fun to watch, and you won't see a group with more heart. I am proud of each one of them."
Individual players statistics to date for six games (excluding Carthage) are as follows: Olivia Cline, 36 digs, 10 kills, 36 assists, 16 aces and two blocks; Marti Richmiller, 12 digs, 23 kills, 19 assists, three aces and three blocks; Chelsea Addison, eight digs; Emily Pry, four blocks; Naomi Beck, three kills, two aces and four blocks; Emily Orrell, eight digs; and Risa Darveaux, eight digs.
Coach Henry said her squad made a very good showing at the Willard Tournament.
"This is a very tough tournament and we competed," said Henry. "We had several parents from other schools and officials compliment us on our improvement."
The junior varsity squad is 1-3 for the season and the third team is 1-2.
The Ladycats will host East Newton on Thursday before entering the Southwest Volleyfest this weekend.