For The Tribune
New Washington topped Crothersville 16-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12 in a Southern Athletic Conference volleyball match Monday night.
“It was back-and-fourth and could have gone either way,” Tigers coach Linda Luedeman said.
“In the end they had a really nice middle hitter. She had a soft touch and got us a couple times on that and they would push it to the corner. The girls hustled; I was pleased with the hustle. We’ve got to work more on defending the line.”
In the first set, the Tigers jumped on top 9-6 before the Mustangs tied the match at 11-11. An ace by Lacey Hall put the Tigers on top 15-11, and the Tigers remained in front the rest of the way
Crothersville held an 11-6 lead second set following a kill by Hall.
The Mustangs went on a 9-1 run to take a 15-12 lead and remained in front the rest of the way.
The Tigers broke a 3-3 tie in the third set and moved on top 9-3 behind the serving of Kashmir Kelshaw.
New Washington closed to trail 23-21 before Nikki Hickman had a kill for set point.
A kill by Maddie Riley tied the score 9-9 in the fourth set before the Mustangs moved on top.
Riley topped the Tigers in attacks with 18-20-5 and Hall had three kills.
The Tigers (6-16) will practice the rest of the week before hosting Lanesville next Tuesday.