Meadowview Christian falls to Marengo Academy

Published 10:56 pm Monday, September 24, 2012

Meadowview Christian’s Lyndsey Patton (15) blocks Marengo Academy’s Reesa Holifield at the net. Meadowview fell to Marengo during the home game on Monday. -- Robert Hudson

The Meadowview Christian School Lady Trojans opened the match with all the momentum, but the Marengo Academy Longhorns took over the rest of the way to win 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 15-25, 12-25) on Monday.

Robby Redd, head volleyball coach of Meadowview Christian School, said his team has long been able to start the game well, but needs to learn to finish.

“We played close to our potential in the first game where we served well, we hit the ball well and we set it well,” Redd said. “After the first game it seemed like we kind of lost our focus and our serving fell off after the first game. They’re a very good team that I think we can play with and beat really most people we’ve played, but we seem to lose our focus after the first game or two.”

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The Lady Trojans took control early in the first set, jumping out to a 7-3 lead.

The Longhorns fought back to tie the set at 11-11, but the Lady Trojans took back the lead powered by kills from Emily Dennis, Lyndsey Patton and a block at the net by Claudia Kendrick to eventually go ahead 24-20.

A spike by the Longhorns made the game closer at 24-21, but Meadowview’s Hope Redd blocked the ball at the net to close out the set with a win for Meadowview to open the match.

But the Lady Trojans could not carry the momentum over to the net few sets.

Meadowview will take the court again on Tuesday at Lowndes Academy with junior varsity starting at 3:30 p.m. followed by the varsity team.