Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team, coming off a crucial road win at Snyder this past Friday, found itself in a big hole against Mona-hans almost from the start here Tuesday and fell to the Lady Loboes â€” the No. 10-ranked team in the state â€” in three games.
Monahans won 25-8, 25-9, 25-13 in Sweetwa-terâ€™s most lopsided defeat in district play as the Lady Mustangs dropped to 2-4 in district play following their win over Snyder.
Sweetwater was able to stay with Monahans early in Game 1. However, the Lady Loboes launched a 13-0 run en route to going 5-1 in district play, and 27-7 overall. Sweetwater also trailed by double digits early and often the last two games and only once â€” late in Game 3 â€” did the Lady Mustangs have a run of more than two points.
Sweetwater coach Liz Miller said she feared her team might not be at its best Tuesday after its win at Snyder. â€śItâ€™s hard to get back up after an emotional match like we had on Fri-day,â€ť she said. â€śWe geared up so much for Snyder.
â€śPart of it is our lack of experience. Weâ€™ve got to let this go and get ready for Greenwood (at Green-wood Friday).â€ť
Kensi Chowning (4) was the only player with more than two kills on Tuesday while only three players â€” Kayla Chowning (5), Maddie Berry (4) and Maddie Jones (4) â€” had more than three digs. In addition, Jones had a team-high six assists while both of the Chownings and Mikeilah Foust had two blocks in the match.