Needing to gel: Young Cardinals are still learning on the fly
LEROY — The LeRoy-Ostrander volleyball team couldn’t overcome its lulls as it lost to Houston by scores of 25-17, 25-15, 15-25, 25-18 in LeRoy Thursday.
The Cardinals (3-7 overall, 2-4 SEC) made a move towards getting back in the match when they took a 13-11 lead after Libertee Smalley had a key kill, but the Hurricanes (4-11 overall, 2-2 SEC) scored 14 of the last 16 points in the game to take it.
Houston’s Becca Rostad served nine straight points to close it out for Houston.
“When we stop playing together, that’s when we have really slow starts,” LO head coach Lindsay Milks said. “In the third game we played as a team. Sometimes we play in tip land and once we learn to hit the ball, I think we’ll do well. Well still learning and we’ll get there.”
The Cardinals cruised in the third game as Kayden Schultz had a six-point serving run that saw her connect on three aces.
Houston took momentum early in the final game as it lead 10-6 early on.
“We have great things happening, we just need to have everything come together at one time,” Milks said.
LO stats: Samantha Volkart, 6 kills; Kayden Schultz, 3 kills, 3 ace serves; Libertee Smalley, 2 blocks; Sidney Lewison, 6 digs; Emily Hofner, 20 digs; Nicole Freersken, 11 set assists