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Hornettes Fall To Central

Mackenzie McFeron volleys the ball back over the net during the Hornettes two game loss to the Central Lady Cougars on August 31

By Brent Huelsmann

After a close first game, the Nashville Hornettes volleyball team could not get anything working  in game two as they fell to the Central Lady Cougars 25-21, 25-7. The Hornettes record now stands at 2-3 on the season. The JV team fell in three games as they won game one 25-20, but dropped the final two games 25-21, 15-9. The Freshmen team also lost in three games. The Freshmen took game one 25-22 but dropped game two 25-21 and game three 15-7.

In Varsity action, both teams went back and forth throughout the first game. Nashville tok an early lead, but Central quickly battled back. After the Hornettes led by as many as three early, Central would fight back. The game would be tied at eight, nine, eleven, and twelve before Central made a run. The Lady Cougars would lead by as many as five midway through the game before the Hornettes made another run. Nashville got as close as 22-21 late in the game, but Central was able to put the game away and win 25-21.

In game two, Nashville fell behind early and could not make a comeback as Central easily took game two 25-7.

After the game, Hornettes coach Josh Konkel talked about the match. “We had a let down after losing that first set. We were down and let it carry over to the second set, and got down again there and were never able to bounce back. Their big blockers came to life and we weren’t able to do anything with our hitters. Even when we got a good pass, we weren’t able to find a hole in their block and when we tipped their defense covered. We have a hard time with our size, being able to match up with blocks like that.”

Abby Kempfer and Mackenzie McFeron each had three kills to lead the Hornettes. Paige Kasten led Nashville with six assists, while Kempfer, Bailey Melton, and McFeron each finished with a block in the loss.

The Hornettes are back in action on September 7 as they travel to Carlyle to take on the Lady Indians.

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