Dallas County drops region game against Elmore County

Published 10:33 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dallas County High School’s De’Undria Boggs, right, tries to stop a return at the net during a home game against Elmore County on Tuesday. -- Robert Hudson

PLANTERSVILLE — The Dallas County Lady Hornets tried to mount a comeback after falling down two sets, but fell short, as they lost 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 27-25) to the Elmore County Lady Panthers in region play on Tuesday.

Linda Moore, head volleyball coach of Dallas County High School, said the Lady Hornets (7-3) are still adapting to a new region.

“We could have been better. We’re still trying to learn to play at a higher tempo,” Moore said. “We’re in a different region this year than we have been in the last two years, so we’ve got to really learn to step up our game. We hustled at times, and at times we didn’t. We’re still a work in progress.”

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The Lady Hornets never held the lead in the first set, but were ahead by as much as four points in the second set before the Lady Panthers took their first lead at 14-13 in the set.

Dallas County took control in the third and final set, jumping ahead by as much as eight points.

The Lady Hornets were ahead 20-12 when the Lady Panthers mounted their comeback, as they capitalized off of Dallas County errors and went on the offensive to outscore their opponent 12-4 to make it a tie game at 24-24.

The Lady Hornets had six chances to score the match point before the Lady Panthers tied the set, but the teams battled back and forth to get the two-point lead necessary to win before Elmore County scored two straight to win the set at 27-25.

The Lady Hornets will play again Thursday at 5 p.m. when they’ll travel to Tallassee to play another region game.