Lady Cyclones volleyball lose match to Sullivan South

Published 10:15 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It was a tough night for the Lady Cyclones Tuesday at John Treadway Gym.

Betsy dropped their matchup with the Lady Rebels, 0-3. However, the story is in the details as the Lady Cyclones put up a physical fight in each game, EHS head coach Leslee Bradley said.

“I really felt like we did a good job physically,” Bradley said after Tuesday’s match. “But we did not do a good job mentally.”

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In all three games, the Lady Cyclones were able to cut things close. In games one and two, Betsy was able to force the Lady Rebels to fight for theirs wins, with Sullivan South inching by 26-24 in game one and 25-23 in game two. In game three, EHS kept it a two-point contest, until South climbed out to an eight-point lead, 24-16, before finishing things off 25-18.

“We could never quite believe that it was our game to have,” Bradley said. “Physically, we did a lot of things right, which made it a close match.”

The Lady Rebels were led by junior Hannah Price, who struck 20 kills while recording nine assists and 15 digs. She was backed up by teammate Rachel Delung, who had 24 assists and 10 digs. South’s Rachel Lavkins was also a defensive stats leader with 12 digs.

Lady Rebels coach Wendy Ratliff was happy with her team’s performance and said that the Three Rivers Conference is a tough conference to compete in.

“It is never an easy win with the team in this conference,” she said.

On the Lady Cyclones’ side of the court, Chloe Hambrick had seven kills and 12 digs. Madyson Smith and Sarah Slagle had six kills each. Slagle also had nine digs, along with Mary Beth Biggs, who also had nine digs.

With the loss the Lady Cyclone moved to 0-2 in the TRC and 5-5 overall. South improved to 2-0 in the TRC and 8-4 overall.

On Thursday, the Lady Cyclones will host the Sullivan East Lady Patriots for another Three Rivers Conference match.