Sara Carney said she couldn’t put a finger at why her Medora volleyball team lost to Orleans on Thursday night.
“I think we came to play. We played hard. I think we were moving,” the Hornets’ coach said after a 25-19, 25-14, 25-22 loss. “I just don’t think we had what it took to finish it.”
The teams battled on even terms during the first half of all three sets.
A block by Monika Bevers in the first set pulled the Hornets even at 11, and later an ace by Makenzie Hackney tied the score at 16. But the Bulldogs then scored the next four points and led the remainder of the set.
Medora had an 8-6 lead in the second set before Orleans went on a 7-0 run. A kill by Hannah Elkins closed the difference to 13-9, but that was as close as the Hornets could get.
In the third set, Medora closed the difference to 15-14 on an attack by Elkins and later closed the margin to 24-22 on another attack by Elkins, but the Bulldogs scored the final point.
Carney said some sickness has hit her squad.
“We’ve got five sick, five not feeling well out of eight. That takes a toll on you,” she said. “Maddie (Plummer) was just dragging at the end. You only have so much energy to begin with, and if you’re sick, that takes a little bit out of you.
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