"I thought we matched up with them (McDonald County) pretty well," said Monett coach Crystal Shannon. "They made just a few less mistakes."
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first set and maintained at least a four-point advantage the entire game.
"I wanted our kids to keep pushing," said Shannon. "I felt that we had a chance to win if we continued to work hard. We started (the second set) really strong, but faded down the stretch."
The Lady Cubs jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the second set and led 18-13, before the Lady Mustangs responded with a 12-2 rally to win the contest.
Monett will play at Neosho tonight with matches set to begin at 6 p.m.