Rossville girls’ volleyball falls to Lebanon
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The 1A Rossville Hornets girls’ volleyball team hosted 3A Lebanon Tigers Monday and put up a hard fight, but lost 3-1.
The match featured powerful hitting from both teams making it difficult to maintain set plays.
The Hornets kept the first set close and managed to get within three points of the lead late, but the Tigers held on and won 25-20.
During the second set, the Hornets fell behind 9-16 early in part due to precision serving from Lebanon senior Farren Miller. The Hornets fought back by scoring on the next 11 out of 15 points to tie the game at 20 each.
Rossville head coach Rochelle Fakes said she was impressed by her team’s ability to fight back in the second set.
“That’s the first time we’ve been down that far,” she said. “They ended up finding it somehow and just staying together.”
The Tigers stayed within reach, but the Hornets closed out the second set 25-22.
The third set started off very tight and the teams were within a few points of each other until the Tiger broke away from a 15-15 tie and took the set 25-18.
The fourth set looked very promising from the start for the Hornets. They began on an 8-0 run with sophomore Brittyn Oliver serving. This time the Tigers showed their resilience by scoring the next seven out of nine points after being down 10-3.
The final set was neck and neck until the Tigers had a late push, winning the match point off an ace for the 25-22 win.
The Hornets not only suffered their first loss of the season, but also lost their first set after defeating Frankfort and Carroll in straight sets to start the season.
Fakes said overall she was satisfied by her team’s performance.
“I think they did a good job,” she said. “Of course nobody likes to lose, and I’m probably the worst one, I hate to lose, but we need to just keep fighting.”
The two junior varsity teams played prior to the varsity game. Rossville defeated Lebanon in two sets; 25-16, 25-14.