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    From left to right: Kelli Tucker, Nayeli Lopez and Karson Collier ready for Poolville’s serve. Photo/Trevor M. Wyatt

Perrin falls to Poolville Lady Monarchs

Coach Rebekah Bland was proud of how the Perrin volleyball team played against Poolville on Oct. 18, despite losing in straight sets.

Bland said the first two sets were some of the best volleyball she has seen her team play and there were positives to take away from the match.

“The first two sets I was pleased,” Bland said. “We played pretty much point for point until the end of each of them. The third set we just lost our confidence.”

The first set started out slow for Perrin, falling behind 6-1 early on a Poolville block that led to two spikes and an ace, but the visitors started climbing their way back to cut the Lady Monarch’s lead to 11-9. However, the Pirates could not capitalize on Poolville’s mistakes and lost the first set 25-15.

There was some controversy in the second set after Perrin took an early lead 4-2. The calls from the Poolville line judge caused groans in the crowd, including one where the line judge initially signaled in before pulling the flag back and calling it out. 

Perrin middle hitter Nayeli Lopez had a spike the line judge would not signal. When the referee pointed to the line judge she shrugged her shoulders and lifted the flag.

“It was a really good front-row hit deep in the back of their court,” Lopez said. “Everyone thought it was in, even the crowd thought it was in and it really brought me down when she shrugged and called it out.”

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, October 23 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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