The Monett Lady Cubs slipped to 0-3 in the young volleyball season, losing in straight sets at Cassville (3-1) on Tuesday night, 25-14 and 25-12.
Pierce City and Purdy were also defeated while Verona was victorious.
|"We had some great moments, but just couldn't put anything together," said Monett Coach Shyrah Boyle following the match against Cassville. "Too many mental errors."|
|Senior Tandi Glouse provided the highlights for the Lady Cubs, collecting a pair of stuff blocks while battling at the net with Cassville's tandem of Marti Richmiller and Naomi Beck.|
|Monett lead briefly in the first set, 1-0, before falling behind 10-5. Although the Lady Cubs pulled within a point on two occasions, 10-9 and 14-13, the host Lady Wildcats would not relinquish the lead. Richmiller served for seven consecutive points to close out the first set for the home team.|
|Monett's Amanda McKinney served up and ace for a 1-0 lead to start the second set. The teams reached a 2-2 tie with the Lady Cubs building some momentum, but a rotation violation cost them a point and the serve. Hunter Glouse served for another tie at 4-4, but Cassville rolled to leads of 13-8, 22-10, and 24-12 before Olivia Cline tapped the match-winner over the net for the 25-12 final.|
|"That's the best we've played," said Cassville's Jerry Schreiner afterwards.|
|The Lady Wildcats also won the JV match in three sets,: 25-13, 8-25, and 25-16.|
|The freshmen squads played a single set, with Cassville winning, 25-23.|
|Monett's nest outing will be at the Thomas Jefferson Lady Cavaliers Tournament in Joplin on Saturday. Cassville will visit Carthage on Thursday.|
Pierce City lost to Stockton by scores of 23-25, 25-22 and 21-25.
Statistical leaders for Pierce City were Chelsea Levingston with six kills and four aces, Megan Golubski with 12 assists and Kaelyn Osborn with 14 digs and two blocks.
Purdy was defeated by Diamond by identical 16-25 scores.
Verona beat Clever by scores of 25-18, 18-25 and 25-18.
Jori Dodson had nine kills and three blocks for Verona. Tristan Carrasquillo added five kills and Beth Bigham had 16 assists.