Volleyball Falls Out of 1st After Home Loss to Marlington
Marlington 25-25-29-25, Louisville 22-22-31-22
The Louisville Lady Leopards fell to the visiting Marlington Dukes 22-25, 22-25, 31-29, 22-25 Tuesday evening at Louisville High School. With the loss, Louisville falls to 8-4 overall and 5-2 in NBC Play.
Each set was close, but the Dukes prevailed by a 25-22 count in 3 out of the 4 games to take the match. The third set was the most entertaining as the two squads battled back and forth into extra points. Despite going down 27-26, the Leopards rallied back to take the set 31-29. However, they could not carry this momentum into the final set and as a result Marlington took the contest 3-1.
Emily Hollifield, Rachel Mathie, and Haley Shadle led Louisville in the stats department. Hollifield threw down 15 kills and had 4 blocks. Mathie served up 12 points and recorded 18 digs. Shadle tallied 40 assists and also had 4 blocks.
The Dukes were led by Marlee Peck who had a game-high 20 kills and also 23 assists. Allie Carr was the game’s top server with 16 points & 4 aces and also had 13 digs. Other leaders for Marlington included Mariah Carver with 4 blocks and Katie Truxall with 23 assists. The Dukes are now 8-4 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
JV: Louisville 25-25, Marlington 16-12
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to West Branch to take on the Warriors on Thursday, September 18. JV will begin at 5:00 and Varsity will follow at approximately 6:00.
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