Drummond paces state champ Eagles, but fall 3-1.
DRUMMOND – Despite the loss, the Lady Trojans proved they mean business – no matter who the opponent is.
Drummond fell to Manhattan Christian 3-1 Tuesday night, dropping them to 5-1 on the year.
The Lady Trojans opened the match with a 25-22 win over the Lady Eagles, led by seniors Lexi Nelson and Delaney Wagner. But with a 1-0 lead the locals lost their mojo, dropping the next two sets before finding their game and challenging Manhattan in set four.
When asked about what happened to her team in sets two and three, DHS Head Coach responded with, “We had a lack of discipline and executing things that are typically done easily,” She observed. “Like passing, free balls, or serve-receive, or converting when the opportunity is there.
“But I think what we proved tonight is that we can stick with it and be competitive and play with that kind of competition. If we can keep that mind set through our schedule and bring that intensity to every match, next week when we see these guys (Manhattan Christian) next week, we’ll be a new team.”
Delaney Wagner had a team best 10 kills and notched a pair of blocks. Nelson had three blocks, four aces and 15 assists. Bailey Parke was tops on defense with 11 digs.
The Lady Trojans will head to Lincoln Thursday to resume District 13C play, coming back to Drummond Saturday for their Homecoming tilt against Victor.
Manhattan Christian – 22/25/25/25 – 3
Drummond – 25/11/11/21 – 1
Kills – Parke 1, Wagner 10, Nelson 2, RCline 1, CCline 1, Parsons 5
Blocks – Wagner 2, Nelson 3, RCline 1, CCline 1
Assists – Nelson 15, CCline 1, ASawfer 4
Digs – Hicks 5, Parke 11, Wagner 5, Nelson 8, RCline 4, CCline 3, ASawfer 4, Parsons 4, HSawfer 5
Aces – Hicks 3, Parke 1, Wagner 2, Nelson 4, ASawfer 1
Drummond def. Manhattan Christian
25-23, 14-25, 11-15, 15-10, 18-16
Sawyer Hessler had seven kills, Annabelle Yates four aces, and Kameron Wetsch dished 16 assists as the Lady Trojan JV came from behind to beat Manhattan Christian in five sets.