The Wood Memorial High School Lady Trojan volleyball team was edged on Senior Night at WMHS on Tuesday, in a 3-2 loss to the Lady Hatchets of Washington High School.
“The girls played well,” said Lady Trojans head coach Whitney Powers. “What killed us, was that we had 12 missed serves. Our serving has been really good throughout the season, but it killed us tonight. Outside of that, they played well. We came back in sets, came out strong in the first set. The last game, we got a pretty big lead in the start and couldn’t get over the hump at the end.”
The Lady Trojans won the first set 25-16 before falling 24-26 in set two and 22-25 in set three.
Wood Memorial bounced back for a 25-23 set win to force set five.
The Lady Trojans battled to an 8-8, but couldn’t get over the hump, falling 15-13.
Four Lady Trojans, Lexi Lashbrook, Cori Pflug, Emma Reel and Kenzie Tooley, played their final regular season contest at home.
Lashbrook recorded 14 kills and 16 blocks while Cori Pflug added 17 digs. Emma Reel tallied 11 digs and two aces with Kenzie Tooley adding 12 kills and four blocks.
“They’ve been a tremendous asset to our program,” Powers said. “Cori and Kenzie have been there all four years. Emma and Lexi had two and three years respectively. They all brought something to the team that will be hard to replace. They’re good volleyball players and great kids. They’ve stepped up in a leadership role and a great example for underclassmen. They’re going to be hard to replace.”
Also in the contest, Bailee Speicher added 37 digs and Hannah Thacker scored 34 assists.
The Lady Trojans open postseason play on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Tecumseh High School with a contest against the Northeast Dubois Jeeps starting at 6:30 p.m. CDT, a team that beat the Trojans 3-0 earlier in the season.
“I was really pleased to hear that draw,” Powers said. “We are a totally different team than we were on Aug. 14. I told the girls that we’re going to have to get by them at some point. We have some time to prepare. The girls are fired up and I think tonight’s match will get them some fuel and have them ready to go for next Thursday.”