The Mid-Prairie volleyball team continues to show signs of improvement but dropped Thursday night’s River Valley Conference match to Tipton three games to one in Wellman.
The Tigers controlled game one winning 25-15. Mid-Prairie bounced back to take an 18-12 lead late in game two before Tipton would put together a furious rally to take a 23-22 lead. The Hawks would answer the challenge and take game two 27-25. The Tigers reasserted themselves in game three rolling to a 25-15 win. Game four saw the Golden Hawks rally late but come up short 25-23. After the game Head Coach Cindy Miller continued to stress the importance of the progress she is seeing in this year’s club.
“We work on pressure serving a lot, again at Durant we missed on game point, so that was big that we started putting the serves in, and I think it is because they are starting to believe in themselves and they know if they get those digs, it’s who can get that big play, and they can feed off that,” Miller said. “I always say what if, and what if you got that perfect pass, and what if you put that ball away and as we answer the what if’s, it is all coming together.”
On the night Mid-Prairie was led by Ashley Miller with 12 kills. Miller also led the team with 19 digs defensively. Courtney Shalla dished out 36 assists. With the loss Mid-Prairie falls to 4-10 on the year 0-5 in the River Valley Conference. The Hawks will next be in action over the weekend when they host the Hawk Tourney in Wellman.