Lady Longhorns give Yuma a battle in match on road

    While Chase County came home with a loss, Yuma, Colorado didn’t get the win easily in competitive volleyball match on the road Sept. 4.
    Yuma, last year’s runner-up state champion, knew they had a battle on their hands when the Lady Longhorns came back from a 12-23 deficit in the first set to pull out a 25-23 win.
    That was the first set the undefeated Yuma squad has lost this season, said Coach Jodie Schuller.
    “And, I think they are a better team than last year,” she said.
    She said her team played well, especially in the first set.
    After Chase County took the first set, Yuma won the next three and the match, 25-17, 25-21 and 25-13.
    Schuller said “everything just clicked” for her team in the first set. She said they had great blocks, serving, hitting and digs against a Yuma team that returned many of its players from last season.
    In the sets Yuma won, serve receivers struggled on Chase County’s side, Schuller said.
    “We were unable to finish strong,” she said.
    The Lady Longhorns had a better hitting efficiency and higher number of kills than Yuma, finishing at .182 and with 32 kills. Yuma had a .025 hitting efficiency and 25 kills.
    Leading Chase County’s offensive attack was Allison Owings with 10 kills. Adelaide Maxwell had nine.
    At the line, the Lady Longhorns served 90 percent (71-79), which included six aces, half of them from Owings. Madison Schuller was credited with 28 set assists.

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