It took three matches before the Monett Lady Cubs finally succumbed to Neosho in a non-conference volleyball game last night at Neosho. Monett lost by scores of 18-25, 25-23 and 19-25.
"Consistency was key and will be all season," said Monett Coach Shyrah Boyle.
"When we play our game wonderful things happened," Boyle continued. "I am proud of the willingness I saw in the team last night. Now we must finish."
Statistical leaders for the Lady Cubs were: Brooke Beckwith, seven kills; Chelsey Abramovitz, six kills; Keli Cornell, two solo blocks, one assisted block and 10 digs; Amanda McKinney, 11 digs; and Madison Carlin, 14 assists.
Monett did win the junior varsity game by scores of 25-17 and 30-28.
Statistical leaders for the Monett junior varsity were: Elise Meyer, seven kills and six aces; Darian Shields, six kills; Mackenzie Lay, three digs; Jerica Wiseman, six digs; and Caroline McKinney, 13 assists.
In another area game, Verona lost to Jasper by scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 22-25.
Monett next plays Monday at Aurora.