Mistakes cost Lady Mustangs
by RICHARD ROBERTS Banner Sports Editor
Oct 04, 2013 | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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WALKER VALLEY HITTER Baylee Boen goes for the point during District 5-AAA volleyball action against Soddy-Daisy Thursday, inside “The Stable.”
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Mistakes were the name of the game Thursday night at Walker Valley. The Lady Mustangs further clouded their seeding in the upcoming District 5-AAA volleyball tournament with an error prone 3-1 loss to Soddy-Daisy.

The Lady Trojans battled the Lady Mustangs for a 27-25 win in game one. Walker Valley took advantage of Soddy mistakes in game to win 25-14. The tables turned for the Lady Mustangs in the final two games dropping 25-11 and 25-15 decisions to the Lady Trojans.

“We beat ourselves,” said a disappointed Lady Mustangs coach Judy Pruett. “We should have finished the first game. If we had of finished the first game it might have been different. We led most of the first game and the girls were not playing bad. They were playing right with them.”

The Lady Mustangs took advantage of Soddy miscues to fire off to a 10-2 lead. A block by Alexan Crittenden made it a 16-6 advantage. Kills by Crittenden, Abbi Mason and Rachel Lawhorn put the Lady Mustangs on top 19-9. Baylee Boen served up an ace to make it a 23-11 game before Walker Valley closed out the win on two final Soddy mistakes.

The second game they (Soddy-Daisy) made a ton of errors and we beat them off their errors,” said Pruett. “The third game we didn’t play. It’s just one of those things — different lineup, different chemistry.”

The Lady Mustangs will find out their seeding at the District 5-AAA volleyball meeting in Ooltewah and prepare for the opening game of the tournament Monday.

“We will see what happens Monday. I have no idea who we play. My guess is we are sixth (in the district), and after that I don’t know. We will find out tomorrow at the district meeting, and we will go from there,” said Pruett.