MC volleyball team drops two despite big performances

The Lady Scots are coming out of a rough weekend due to two consecutive losses in two days. Maryville still holds a .500 record with an overall of 13-13, but look to turn in the opposite direction going to the late stretch of the season.

The Scots tried to shake off a loss in their last matchup against Piedmont; however, it seemed like something was missing. The ladies wanted to come out and make a statement and turn the tide in their double header on October 15.

Maryville started out the morning facing off against Wittenberg University, a scrappy group out of Springfield, Ohio. It seemed as though the Scots weren’t ready in the opening set, dropping it emphatically 25-15.

Maryville began to wake up, but couldn’t find their rhythm. Offense was the glaring weakness in this match due to the difficulty they had getting kills. Abrianna Jones showed up with 9 kills of her own, but the rest of the team could only manage a total of 22.

The Scots fell in the final two sets as well, 25-22, and 22-19.

The Lady Scots had no choice but to shake it off, make adjustments, and improve their execution in the afternoon match against Otterbein University.

The offense seemed to struggle again by only mastering 17 points in the first set, and 18 in the second. Again Abrianna Jones led the way in kills with 10, but the next closest was Kelley Wandell with 5. The offense picked up in the third set, winning 27-25, but it was short lived as Otterbein was the fourth set to close out the match.

The Lady Scots look to improve for the remainder of their season.

“We have to come out with more energy and be better next game. I have to be better.” Said Brianna Sidner.

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