Lady ‘Stangs lose District 4-3A opener to Monahans

After an impressive win over Monahans in Game 1, things went downhill for the home team in Saturday’s opening District 4-3A volleyball game as Sweetwater lost to Monahans in four games at Mustang Gym.The Lady Loboes rallied from a 25-20 opening loss to defeat Sweetwater 25-18 in the second game, then won 25-23, 25-16 to claim the match.Sweetwater (0-1, 20-12) also enjoyed a 17-14 lead in the second game when Monahans (1-0, 17-14) went on an 11-1 run to even the match, and after that Sweetwater was never able to regain the upper hand.Shelby Cason and Kendra Crosson each had 11 kills, while Suede Shirley had 20 digs and 32 assists and Kelsi Crosson had eight kills and 16 digs. Kendra Crosson had 13 digs and Kelsi Crosson had a team-high four aces. Kathleen Campbell had eight kills, seven digs and a team-high five blocks.Janell Walker had nine digs, Kayla Chowning sev-en, Cason six and Mikki Reschman four and Shirley had three kills. Both Cros-sons and Cason had three blocks; Taylor McPherson had five assists; and Desti-ny Osteen had one kill and one dig.Sweetwater is back on the road Tuesday for a district match at Snyder, which lost to Wylie in its 4-3A opener.