Shelbyville volleyball wanted to go to 2-2 on Tuesday, but they couldn’t get over the hump at Tri-County, losing 22-25, 25-17, 21-25.

“This match was a hard, well played match by both teams,” said Ram coach Jamie Watson. “Something many don’t realize is that most gyms are now air-conditioned and when your team is used to practicing and playing in air and you have to play a team with no air, it takes a toll on your team, physically. It was extremely hot yesterday and didn’t cool down much last night, which made for a nice toasty match in Kansas.”

Shelbyville swung for 33 kills, served 7 aces and rose for 3 blocks for 43 attack points out of 88 total (49%). They dished 27 assists towards 33 kills (84.8%). Chloe Watson had 24 of the 28 assists and one kill with 11 serve points.

In reality, the defense scooped just 29 digs and had 31 errors. Rohdemann had 7 errors and one player had 13 errors. They also suffered in serve receive with 33 receives and had 16 errors. Rohdemann led with 15 receives and 4 errors. Another player had 7 errors on serve receive.

The Titans nipped the Rams in the first set by just 3 points, 25-22.

“Kansas has a couple middle hitters that can put the ball to the floor and one did just that,” Coach Watson said. “After that we made some adjustments and pretty much took her out of her game. I feel like our defense looked a little better, but service receive was weaker than it should of been.”

The Rams had 5 service errors in 3 sets and had 10% service aces.

The Rams had 7 aces in 3 sets, but were led at the line again by Kya McConnell with 18 points and 2 aces. The defense was balanced with Lexi Rohdemann leading with 9 digs, while Carson Beyers and Mia Wade scooped 8, each.

The Rams were able to swing the momentum back in the 2nd set for an 8-point advantage.

Kyleigh Marty was led the hit crew again, scoring 14 kills with 2 blocks and adding an ace for 17 attack points. She was on, scoring on 51.9% of her attacks (14/27).

Kynlee Summers had 8 attack points (6 kills, 2 aces) and Madi Cisna had 7 (6 kills, 1 block).

Summers also had 10 service points and 2 aces, while Wade had 12 points and an ace. Marty had 9 points and an ace.

“Overall, I was very pleased with the way the girls played. They had to play with no air and were able to keep their composure and fight hard 3 solid sets,” Watson said. “I see improvement from everyone each game we play and that is what I am really looking for.”

Shelbyville varsity (1-3) and JV (2-2) host Monticello on Thursday.

Tuesday Varsity

Tri-County def. Shelbyville, 25-22, 17-25, 25-21

Ram stats: Kya McConnell 18 points, 2 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs; Kyleigh Marty 9 points, 1 ace, 14 kills, 2 blocks; Chloe Watson 11 points, 1 kill, 24 assists, 1 dig; Mia Wade 12 points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 assist, 8 digs; Lexi Rohdemann 8 points, 1 ace, 9 digs; Kynlee Summers 10 points, 2 aces, 6 kills, 2 digs; Madi Cisna 6 kills, 1 block; Mallory Holland 3 kills.

JV

Tri-County def. Shelbyville 25-20, 25-18

Ram stats: McKenna Durbin 6 points, 1 ace, 3 kills, 6 assists, 3 digs; Andi Hall 3 points, 4 kills, 6 digs; Jaylin McCabe 3 points, 1 kill, 6 digs; Carli Canada 6 points, 1 ace, 1 kill; Stacia Fox 4 points, 2 kills; Gracee Tucker 5 digs; Mal Holland 5 points, 1 kill; Kya McConnell 3 points, 3 assists, 2 digs; Rylee Price 4 points1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig;Chloe Fredreick 3 points; Emma Stauder 1 point, 1 kill;

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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