Lady Colts fall to Loving

NMMI senior setter Demitra Ulibarri with a quick tip back onto the Lady Falcon’s side to avoid the block.

NMMI Sports Press

Senior Casey Day goes up for the block.

The New Mexico Lady Colt volleyball team fell to the Loving Falcons in three sets at Godfrey Athletic Center on the campus of NMMI.

The Lady Colts got down early in the first set, but battled back to almost take the lead at one point. The Falcons were able to close the first set giving them a 25-17 set one win.

In the second set The Lady Colts could not muster a big run to gain momentum in the set losing 25-12.

NMMI gained momentum in the third set. Loving did not get a big jump early and NMMI was able to take the lead 21-17, but after a Loving timeout NMMI fell 25-23 in the third set.

Senior middle Keena Roberts goes around the Loving block on a cross-court kill attempt.

Head Lady Colt volleyball coach Stephanie Schooley said, “We are making too many errors and we cannot finish a set.”

Coach Schooley was pleased with her teams effort for most of the third set. Coach Schooley said, “We started to communicate and we did not hesitate for balls. We started to play how we know how to play until the end of the set.”

Next up for the Lady Colts is a match against Gateway Christian at Gateway Christian High School on Tuesday Sep, 20 at 6 PM.

Coach Schooley said it will take a team effort to win at Gateway. “We have to keep the same level of play throughout the match and not for just two or three point spurts.”

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