For The Tribune
Medora’s volleyball team lacked consistency on its attacking against South Decatur on Monday night and came up on the short end of 25-21, 25-13, 25-12 scores
“I thought our defense was pretty good all night except part of the last game,” Hornets coach Sara Todd said. “They were digging the ball. That’s the best defense I’ve seen them play all year.
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“They were all over the floor, doing well,” she said. “We need to hit a little more. We hit one out or hit one into the net and lose our confidence.”
The first set was tied nine times — the last at 18-18 — before the Cougars finished strong, with set point coming on a Medora attacking error.
Katie Beesley kept the Hornets close with a kill that gave her team 7-5 lead, a block that tied the score at 8-8, and an ace that gave her team a 10-9 lead.
The Cougars jumped on top 7-1 in the second set to remain ahead the rest of the way.
Decatur opened-up a 5-1 advantage in the third set, increased its lead to 11-4, and later scored six straight points to lead 18-7.
Kailen Flynn served an ace to bring the Hornets to within 18-9 before the Cougars closed out the win.
Flynn was 23-for-32 with four kills in attacks with Katie Stewart recorded three kills.
Beesley and Stewart both served two aces.
“I thought we served pretty well,” Todd said. “Destiny (Barr) and Beesley had some pretty hard serves. We just need to be more consistent.”
Medora (5-15) will close its regular season Thursday against Salem.