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Peebles drops 5-set decision to Fayetteville

The Peebles volleyball team fell in five sets to Fayetteville Thursday evening, Sept. 3, in a Southern Hills Athletic Conference match after battling back from two sets down.

Things looked rough for the Lady Indians early on after failing to be very competitive in the first set. The Rockets jumped out to a 6-1 lead which swelled to 19-8 before much longer, and the set finally ended with a 25-12 win for the visitors.

It was a similar story in the second set after Peebles was able to hang around, leading 11-10, before the wheels fell off and Faytetteville rallied for a convincing 25-17 win to put themselves up 2-0.

The proverbial light switch was flipped on in between the second and third sets as the Lady Indians forced the issue, making Fayetteville burn a timeout at 15-15 after senior libero Hayley Rolfe served multiple times in succession, making the Rockets sweat for the first time of the night.

Fayetteville took another timeout down 23-21 and was able to battle back to send the set into extra points, but a kill by senior Kendall Kelley allowed Peebles to survive, giving them the 26-24 win in set three.

Peebles Head Coach Katrina Michael said her team simply finally showed up to play in the later sets of the match.

“They just woke up,” Michael said. “This is the team that I have, they just decided to wake up.”

The fourth set was no contest for the Rockets as Peebles dominated from start to finish. The Peebles lead grew to 10-3 with Kendall serving and after multiple kills at the net by Josie Myers against a taller Fayetteville team, that lead grew to 20-12. After a missed kill by Fayetteville senior Kira Hood that went long, Peebles had all the momentum heading into the tiebreaking set.

Michael told her team before the final set to play their roles and take it one point at a time.

“I told them to just go out and play point-by-point and play their roles,” Michael said. “I’m very big on each girl going out and playing their role.”

Fayetteville started out 2-0 in the final set before Peebles came back to lead 9-6. But after the Rockets got it back to 10-10, Fayetteville senior, Meghan Koch, the tallest girl on the court, who had been relatively quiet up until that point, awoke in a big way with a big block followed up by three loud kills in four plays to put the Rockets in control. A final ball that went out of play by Peebles secured the victory for the visitors.

Michael said she would like to see her team play like she knows they’re capable of from the first set, rather than having to battle back for a large portion of the evening.

“We just fell short once again tonight,” Michael said. “But if we would just start our nights how we end our nights it would be perfect. But we don’t like to do that.”

Reach Charles Grove at 937-544-2391 or cgrove@civitasmedia.com.

Baylee Justice (#2) sets the ball to her teammate Josie Myers during Thursday night’s game.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_11953268_896444580392810_3810451489151050117_n.jpgBaylee Justice (#2) sets the ball to her teammate Josie Myers during Thursday night’s game. Charles Grove | People’s Defender

Fayetteville scores a point despite the effort of two Peebles defenders during Thursday night’s game.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_11986317_896444647059470_2054391142808129732_n.jpgFayetteville scores a point despite the effort of two Peebles defenders during Thursday night’s game. Charles Grove | People’s Defender

By Charles Grove

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