CANEY – The host Caney Valley Lady Bullpups were swept by their Tri-Valley League counterparts on Tuesday night. Fallin in 2 sets against Erie 23-25 and 12-25 and in 2 sets to Neodesha 23-25 and 8-25.
“The girls improve every match. As you can see by the first set of each game in all of our matches we are competitive and so close to having that breakthrough moment. We just haven’t got there just yet. They have done a great job keeping up their attitudes and are playing more and more like a team,” said Caney Valley head coach Kirsten Ergenbright.
In the first game against Erie, Gracee Burk recorded 2 aces and 2 kills. Renee Grant served up 3 aces along with 2 digs and 2 assists. Taylor Gilliland had 9 digs to her credit and Evie Scoles chalked up 6 kills.
In the second game against Nedoesha Burk again recorded 2 aces and 2 kills along with Scoles’s 6 kills and 1 ace. Gilliland was able to claim 10 digs to her credit.
While the score didn’t reflect a win, coach Ergenbright did note a moment in the game that made her proud as a coach.
“One of our players called a touch on herself from a ball that went out of bounds. Neither the ref of the line judge caught it. She looked at me and said she touched it. That was in the first set against Neodesha. Had we kept that ball, we very easily could have won the game, but I and these girls don’t want that. We want to win because we earn it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the most competitive person you’ll ever meet, but sports are more than just winning that match.”
No score was reported for the match between Erie and Neodesha.