- Special Sections
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” After playing out-of-conference competition throughout August, Whitkoâ€™s volleyball squad finally got a taste of Three Rivers Conference play when North Miami came calling Thursday evening.
Whitko ignited the opening play with a 5-0 lead in game one, and it appeared they would be in the drivers seat.
The Lady â€™Cats managed to win game one, 25-17, but lost their momentum after a disappointing loss in game two and did not recover.
The Warriors swept the next three games, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-19.
In the second contest, Whitko built its advantage to 10-6, but fell behind 13-12, and the game became a nail biter to the end.
Knotted at 16 apiece, the score was tied on four occasions with the last coming at 22-22.
The Lady â€™Cats gained a one-point advantage at 23-22, but North Miami scored the final three points for the win.
â€śOnce we lost the second game, we lost our confidence,â€ť said Whitko Head Coach Brandy Smith. â€śWe were not as aggressive as we were in game one when our ball handling was much better.â€ť
To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.View more articles in: