In matches that is as close as it can be, the Monett Lady Cubs were edged by Aurora in Big 8 Conference volleyball action last night by scores of 26-24, 25-27 and 25-27. Pierce City and Verona were victorious in other area games.
Monett dropped to 10-13-1 on the year and 1-2 in the league.
Statistical leaders for the Lady Cubs were Tandi Glouse with eight kills, Jerica Wiseman with three aces and Maddie Schmidt with 18 assists.
Monett also lost the junior varsity game by scores of 18-25 and 22-25.
Statistical leaders for the Monett jayvees were Jessica Schmidt and Caroline McKinney with four kills and Darian Shields with five aces.
The Lady Cubs will be in action Tuesday at home versus East Newton in another Big 8 game.
Pierce City defeated Jasper in Spring River Valley Conference action by scores of 25-18, 19-25 and 25-18.
Statistical leaders for Pierce City were Chelsey Abramovitz with nine kills, Kaelyn Osborn with 19 dogs and Megan Golubski with 19 assists.
Verona upended Thomas Jefferson in Ozark 7 league play by scores of 25-15 and 25-6.
Statistical leaders for Verona were Jori Dodson with eight kills and one block, Tristan Carrasquillo with four kills and two blocks, Beth Bigham with 13 assists, Jenna Chadd with nine digs and Jessica Smith with 14 points and five aces.