HBHS downs Lady Tigers in four setsPublished 1:41pm Thursday, September 19, 2013
Despite winning the first set of a back and forth battle, the Dadeville Lady Tigers volleyball team faded down the stretch, losing to Horseshoe Bend at home Wednesday.
The Lady Tigers lost in four sets by scores of 25-22, 23-25, 26-28 and 25-16.
With the loss, Dadeville falls to 7-2 on the years. Horseshoe Bend improves to 4-7.
“This team played together for the first time, and I told them there would come a time where we would face adversity,” said Dadeville volleyball coach Sabrina Milligan. “We are our own worst enemy. We beat ourselves out there.”
The Lady Tigers served at a 72 percent clip, but according to Milligan, mental errors doomed the team.
“We get upset with ourselves when we make a mistake,” Milligan said. “We have to have a short-term memory out there. But we’re going to be alright.”
HBHS volleyball coach Alison Franklin said she was most pleased with her team’s resiliency.
“Everybody we play, we have to fight for every point,” Franklin said. “That’s kind of been our story this year.”
The Generals were assisted with strong serving by Rachel Mann and Brooke Karr.
“They didn’t have many aces, but together their serves led to a lot of points,” Franklin said. “We came out flat in the first set, but the girls decided they were coming home with a win. That’s what they did.”
Padan Smith led the Lady Generals with five kills.
Amber Hardnett had four kills of her own for Horseshoe Bend in the match.