The Lady Longhorns can feel it as they continue to battle Hershey in the marathon fourth set Monday, which Chase County eventually won 30-28 after the score was tied 16 times. They went on to win the fifth and the match, sending Chase County to the subdistrict finals. (Johnson Publications photo)
Mallie McNair works to place her hit between the defensive hands of Hershey’s Channing Holm (15) and Emily Barr in subdistrict action Monday. McNair led the team in kills with 18. (Johnson Publications photo)
Sophie Spady grabs the ball for a good pass to setter Madison Schuller in the competitive fourth set Monday night. (Johnson Publications photo)
Making a good stretch for the ball, Ashley Bubak gets the ball up in the air for the set to one of Chase County’s front row hitters. (Johnson Publications photo)
Adelaide Maxwell concentrates on her serve in the Hershey match Monday. She scored two of the team’s five ace serves, and also was in double figures on kills. (Johnson Publications photo)
Girls didn’t give up in five-set subdistrict defeat of Hershey
After losing the first two sets to Hershey in Monday’s subdistrict opener, it didn’t look good for the Lady Longhorn volleyball team.
But it was the rubber match between the two teams in Brady, who split wins earlier this season and also were 1-1 against each other in summer play.
And, Chase County didn’t want to lose, even after dropping the first two sets, 22-25 and 20-25.
Chase County stormed back to win the next three, including a nail-biting 30-28 fourth set victory which was tied 16 times.
Coach Jodie Schuller said all the credit goes to the girls.
“They just didn’t give up, and we finally caught some momentum,” she said.
That momentum started late in the second game, when Chase County, then at a 24-12 deficit, scored eight straight points, closing the gap to a 20-24 score.
A hard kill from Hershey gave the Lady Panthers the 25-20 second set win, but Chase County didn’t lose any momentum.
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