The Medora volleyball team seemed to improve each game on their home court Thursday night.
However, their effort wasn’t enough as they fell to Paoli 25-12, 25-14, 25-15.
Each time the Hornets got close in the first set, the Rams’ Keaton Chastain or Lexie Stroud, would record a kill.
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Annie Hutcheson, who stood 6-foot-2, recorded most of her teams points serving while recording some good blocks, dinks, and kills or her own.
In set two, with the score 12-7, Medora’s Katie Beesley scored two service points to make the score 12-9.
However, Paoli outscored the Hornets 13-5 to close-out the second stanza.
Lillie Hatfield scored two service points to tie the game at 9-9 in the third set, however Hutcheson had a key block and later a dink between the Hornets’ Kailen Flynn’s kill to make it 14-10.
The Rams’ Madison Street reeled-off seven straight service points to give her team a 21-11 advantage.
Medora’s Kailen Flynn had three service points, along with a kill recorded by Destiny Barr to draw within 22-14, but again Hutcheson had a kill and then served the winning point as she did in the first two sets.
Destiny Barr led the Hornets in serving making 8 of 9 with an ace.
Flynn pounded-out 22 hits, and the Hornets were 46-for-58 with seven kills as a team.
Medora played without their middle hitter, Allie Carney, who will be out four to five weeks due to injury.
“We are getting better as a team,” Hornets coach Sara Todd said. “Our blocks were not good. We played tough against Springs Valley in our last game, in some very close games.”
Todd is pleased with the improvement of Morgan Dunn who moved up from the junior varsity team, and believes her team will be fine with more playing time.
The Hornets (0-3) play their next game Tuesday at home against Lighthouse Christian Academy.