The Lady Mavericks entered pool play as the number 3 seed on Friday, but couldn't get their legs under them loosing all three of their games.
The Lady Mavs drew their first game against nearby Pratt-Skyline. The Mavs had slow starts in both matches, losing 20-25 in the first match and 22-25 in the second match. A strong Skyline team played with leads in both matches, forcing the mavericks to play catch-up.
The Mavs mounted a late 2nd match rally, coming within two points, but Skyline finished strong tamping down the rally after a Heather Melton serving error.
The Mavs faced the #7 seeded Winchester Jefferson County in an exciting three match bout. KC rolled over Winchester in the first match 25-12 but lost their steam in a second match. There were with lots of lead changes, long vollys and tough play in the 23-25 2nd match loss.
If the second match was the appetizer, the third match was the main course. More of the same from a pair of great teams, but the Mavericks fell 20-25 in the final frame.
With a second day of play on the line, the Mavs faced Hill City….
The Mavericks won in the first match in large part to stellar performances by Heather Melton, Riann Heft and Angela Liggett. The Mavs came out on top 25-23 in the nail biter, but lost their second match 19-24. Hill City came out in the third and final match gunning, putting five points on the board before KC could answer with a point of their own. Kiowa County couldn’t catch up and lost their final match 14-25.
The Kiowa County Mavericks finish Pool Play (0-3) and will not play on Saturday.
Kiowa County vs. Pratt-Skyline
Match 1: 20-25 (Loss)
Match 2: 22-25 (Loss)
Match 3: N/A
Kiowa County vs. Winchester
Match 1: (25-12) Win
Match 2: (23-25) Loss
Match 3: (20-25) Loss
Kiowa County vs. Hill City
Match 1: (25-23) Win
Match 2: (19-25) Loss
Match 3: (14-25) Loss