The Lewis Cass volleyball team fell to 2-7 on the year after a four-set loss to Mid-Indiana Conference rival Peru Thursday, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 25-13.
The Kings coach Gretchen Crum wasn’t too happy with her team’s performance.
“Peru took the first two sets, because we gave them points on unforced errors,” Crum said. “We got mad and decided to play and took the third set. [We] started in with errors again and couldn’t make up the difference. We decided in the locker room that we need to change the culture in our practices. We have to challenge each other on every ball, and every play on the ball must be game-like. Lack of focus destroyed our serving [Thursday]. It was a bad night to lose focus in an MIC match.”
Trish Hartley led Cass with eight kills and four blocks. Brooke Langley had six kills and two blocks. Tori Powell also had six kills. Bailey Gremelspacher added 10 assists and three aces. Kassi Zeck added 11 digs. Gabi Harley had 15 assists. Claire Crum also has four kills and three aces, and Aubrey Young had six digs and two aces.
Pioneer (5-3) rounded out the week with a 25-14, 19-25, 25-18, 25-15 win over Northwestern.
“We had a pretty competitive week,” Pioneer coach Rod Nies said. “We played pretty well against Logansport. We struggled emotionally against Knox. Northwestern is much improved, and they will be pretty tough in the future. As for the match, we started out strong, and we let up in the second set. The girls re-focused, went out there and took care of the match.”
Sarah Dorris led with 13 kills, 11 digs and eight service points. Riley Morris added 16 assists and 14 service points. Hannah Tevis came up with 10 kills, eight service points and four blocks, and Shelby Roller added 12 service points, seven digs and seven assists.