“We’re having a very roller-coaster season,” stated Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball coach Beth Solomon after her team absorbed a 14-25, 25-22, 12-25, 17-25 loss in 7A-Central Conference play Thursday night to the Cabot Lady Panthers.
“We have really good moments and then we have really bad moments,” she explained. “Being vocal seems to be an issue for us as well.”
The Bryant junior varsity also suffered a setback, 23-25, 10-25.
The Lady Hornets suffered 12 serving errors in 67 attempts in the match. They produced seven aces including three by Lylah Washington, two from Brittney Warner and one each by Reagan Blend and Sarah Clemmons.
Blend was good on all 11 of her serves. Reagan Dabbs also got in all eight of her attempts.
Sarah Clemmons paced the front line with nine kills. Raven Loveless, Alex Dillard and Washington each had four. Warner and Ashlyn Lee picked up two kills apiece. Blend had one and so did Dabbs.
Lee finished with 20 assists. Warner had two solo blocks and four block assists. Loveless and Lee had blocks as well.
Defensively, the Lady Hornets could only come up with eight digs, three by Blend and two by Warner. Lee, Washington and Riley Hill each had one as well.
“I will say that tonight our middles did an outstanding job,” Solomon related. “They worked really hard and did all they could to help us get every point.”
In the JV contest, Faith Stone had three kills, three service aces, a dig and a solo block.
Aly Bowers finished with two kills while Kristin Boyle and Imanii Jones added one each.
Lindsey Maxwell had four assists, Cassie Ray two. Shannon Stewart had the only other ace for the Lady Hornets.
Ray finished with two digs. Along with Stone, Stewart and Madi Draper had one each.
“We are working hard to correct our inconsistencies and are hopeful that our Russellville tournament on Saturday will help us,” Solomon said.
The varsity will play the Russellville JV, Beebe and Morrilton in pool play at the tournament. The Lady Hornets return to conference play at North Little Rock on Tuesday, Sept. 20.