Cassville spikers lose pink out game
The Lady Wildcats team and fans turned out in all shades pink for the annual "Pink Out" volleyball night for breast cancer awareness on Monday, but the visiting Lady Wolves from Reeds Spring added the blues to the evening, painting a straight-set 25-17, 25-19 win over Cassville's hopes.
The Ladycats opened the first set with a 4-1 lead on the strength of Rhiannon Miller's serve. But Amy Taylor got hot at the service line for Reeds Spring, and the Lady Wolves tied it at 4-4.
Rachel Sanders led Cassville back in front, then three more ties followed before Reeds Spring took a 9-8 lead on Sydney Vernon's serve.
Gabby Ogan laced a kill to pull Cassville within two points, but then the visitors reeled off five straight points for a 17-10 lead. The Ladycats trailed 23-16 before rallying with Brittany Clark serving, but the Lady Wolves closed out the set, 25-17.
In the second set, Cassville fell behind 9-2 early and never led. The Lady Wolves got ahead by as many as 8 points and shrugged off a late Cassville rally to take the set and the match, 25-19.
Cassville slipped to 11-13-3 overall with the loss, while Reeds Spring improved to 13-9-1. The Lady Wildcats play at Lamar on Thursday night.