Valley senior Haley Cox gets a kill for the Hawks in a recent match.
CNO Photo by Missy Schmitz.
Panthers too much for
MV falls after record setting match
By George Starks
UNION CITY - As the match wore on, all Mississinawa Valley coach Scott
Brewer could do was watch and wonder.
Watch his Lady Hawks slowly fall apart and wonder what had happened
“We had a couple of girls play their worst game of the year here,” said
Brewer. “We had 11 or 12 mental errors alone, just silly things.”
All that led up to a loss to Twin Valley South Monday in Cross County
Conference play, 22-25, 25-19, 16-25, 12-25.
After splitting the first two, the Hawks were never able to get it
“After we won the second set and started the third, we were done,”
Brewer stated. “We just weren’t there. The rhythm wasn’t there. We just
didn’t play very well tonight. We knew this was going to be a tough
match and we weren’t ready. We just played bad tonight.”
Hawks senior Mallory Livingston added 19 more kills to her school
record, bringing her to 299 on the season.
It was Livingston that the Panthers had to concentrate on.
“We knew she was the Player of the Year in the conference a year ago
and we had to slow her down or at least contain her,” Panther coach
Leslie Roberts said. “Last year at our place, we went five sets with
them and it was a barn burner. When we got here tonight, I reminded the
girls that our number one job was to stop her. Had she gotten her
opportunities, she probably would have beat us.
“My kids rose to the challenge and went out and executed what had to be
done. I’m very proud of them. MV has a very nice team and they play
excellent defense. I gave them six words for tonight to keep in their
minds, be aggressive, be alert and be assertive. They came out and
handled things the way I expected them to handle it.”
With the tournament draw going down Sunday, the Hawks could play South
again if the Panthers get by Covington on Saturday.
Mississinawa Valley, 14-6, will hold senior night on Thursday against
The Hawks junior-varsity dropped 25-14 and 25-20 decisions to the