The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Setter Veda Emerson ended with two kills on the night against Greencastle.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Setter Veda Emerson ended with two kills on the night against Greencastle.

South volleyball battled it out with the Greencastle Tiger Cubs during the first set of Tuesday’s game.

After their 25-23 loss in the first, the Mounties fell 25-9 in both the second and third sets.

“We noticed from the first two games that we needed to cover on the blocks and the kills so we worked on that coverage, which I did see an improvement tonight,” coach Heather Miller said. The two teams remained within four points of each other throughout the entire first set with the Tiger Cubs in the lead for the majority of the game. After two aces by senior Kaiti Chadd, the score tied up at 17-17.

Chadd ended with nine digs while senior Brittany Barrett gathered seven.

The Mounties kept it within two points until Greencastle took it away 25-23.

During the second and third matches, Greencastle responded well to serves and hits taking the lead in the second right away 3-0. At 13-7, they widened the gap with six straight points to 19-7. After falling 25-9, the Mounties rallied for a short lead in the third until the Tiger Cubs rallied in opposition and took the match 25-9.

“They are just trying to improve every single game,” Miller said. “They are practicing hard and trying to improve with every ball that comes over the net.”

Barrett ended with four kills for the night and Veda Emerson with two.

Miller said they really need to work on communication after tonight with where people are and where they need to be.

Looking forward to Thursday against Covington, she wants to focus on improving serves and attacks.

Thursday will be an away game at 7:30 p.m.