Westerners put an end to NMMI’s postseason hopes with 75-65 victory in play-in game
NMMI Sports Press
The New Mexico Military Institute Lady Colt volleyball team lost in three sets to the Hondo Valley Eagles 26-24, 25-20, 25-18 at the Warrior Invitational on Friday.
This was the third time that the two teams have met during the young season where the Eagles have been victorious twice.
The Lady Colts came out of pool play as the number two seed of their side of the pool.
The Lady Colts had their chances to get the momentum in the first set against Hondo Valley, but gave up a five point lead to them late in the match for Hondo to take the set 26-24.
The second and third sets were similar to each other as the score indicated. Hondo valley would get a run of four or five and the Lady Colts would get a run of two or three to give Hondo valley the victory in the two competitive sets.
Head Lady Colt Volleyball Coach Stephanie Schooley was proud of her team’s effort, but also said the team can improve.
Coach Schooley said, “I’m proud of the girls hustle today, but I want them to be more consistent. It seems like we do well for two or three points and then not so good for four or five points. Once we can put it together I feel like we can make some progress.”
The Lady Colts next match in the Warrior Invitational will be tomorrow (Sep. 8th) at 8:30 AM against Lake Arthur. The winner will move on to the Consolation Championship game at 12:30 PM.