Despite making some good runs throughout the course of the match, Crothersville’s volleyball team fell to Rock Creek 25-15, 25-21 25-15 on Tuesday.
In the opening set the Tigers had several good kills by Nikki Hickman and Katrina Christian. With the score 9-13, the Lions scored on seven straight service points behind junior Katie Thompson, to make it 20-9 and CHS couldn’t recover.
The Tigers had kills from Kashmir Kelshaw, and Christian that brought them within 12-10 in the second set. Later, the Lions scored five straight service points to make it 19-13.
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Crothersville’s Chasta Lamb scored five straight serves of her own, making it 18-20, but the Tigers couldn’t close the gap and lost 25-21.
A Maddie Riley kill brought Crothersville within three points in the third set; however, the Lions scored another five consecutive points to make it 12-4.
A kill by Kelshaw and Hickman drew the Tigers within 14-9, and when Lamb again scored four service points it was 20-18.
Christian made it 19-20 on a dink, but the Lions scored the next five points to win.
“We played well in spurts,” Tigers coach Linda Luedeman said. “I was pleased with our serving until game three. Luedeman was also pleased with Chasta Lamb’s performance. She has a hard serve that drops.”
Lamb finished 13-for-14 for four aces, Kelshaw made all 10 serving attempts and the Tigers went 45 of 48 with seven.
In hitting, Riley was tops going 12-for-12 with two kills. Christian pounded 13 hits with one kill, and a team the Tigers were 57-for-66 with six kills.
Crothersville plays at South Central on Thursday for a Southern Athletic Conference match.