Union’s first volleyball win will have to wait until another night.
The Lady ’Cats (0-2) fell Thursday at Windsor, 26-24, 25-12.
“Last night we got off to a good start,” Union Head Coach Kelli Bailey said. “We were excited, talking, moving and playing as a team.”
Union’s home opener is Wednesday night against Steelville with the varsity match starting at 6 p.m. Union goes to North County Thursday.
Bailey said her team had to make a switch before the match started.
“We were missing Natalie Voss due to an injury which had us playing a different lineup than we had worked with before but the girls took it in stride,” Bailey said.
Maddie Helling ran a 5-1 offense and Bailey said she was able to adapt.
“Maddie Helling was running around crazy as our only setter, but she did a fantastic job at it,” Bailey said.
Union was able to hang around in the match before Windsor was able to edge ahead for the win in the opening set.
“Our arm swings sped up a bit and the girls were doing a really good job at placing the ball,” Bailey said. “Taylor Seely had a few line shots that looked great.”
Windsor maintained the momentum from the end of the first game to roll in the second one.
Bailey said Union was held to just 10 kills and said the team needs to work on running a better offense if it’s going to win matches.
Makayla Bevfoden recorded three of the kills while Seely, Sara Ockleston and Deseray Washington each had two. Helling had one kill.
Haillie Brown and Emily Gaebe each picked up 10 digs. Helling was next with eight. Seely added four. Bevfoden, Kylie Cudney, Ockleston, Abby Phillips and Washington had one dig apiece.
Helling had nine of the assists. Gaebe recorded the other one.
Bevfoden had three block assists.
Ockleston posted two and Seely had one.
Union had no aces in the match.