Now that the varsity volleyball playoffs are less than three weeks away, Mexico had to get the rest of its non-league matches out of the way so it can finish out its North Central Missouri Conference schedule.
While that will eventually mean sandwiching meets at Hannibal on Oct. 9 and Boonville on Oct. 10 between home contests against Marshall on Oct. 5 and Fulton on Oct. 12, the Lady Bulldogs first had to make the trek over to Brookfield on Tuesday and won, 25-10, 25-13.
"We started slow both games and didn’t really take care of business until a third of the way through the game. We were making errors and not communicating well," said coach Shayla Cox. "They finally settled in, went on a couple big runs from the serving line and eventually put both sets away. We have a long tough road ahead of us this next week and a half, but a road that could lead to great things if we step up to our potential."
On Monday at home against Warrenton the story followed a much different direction that ended with Mexico falling in two sets. That gave this team a record of 7-11 overall, 3-3 NCMC.
"Overall the game wasn’t terrible, but we had miscommunications and didn’t read the ball or hitters well. Warrenton kept finding the whole and put it there over and over again," Cox said. "We had times that we were up and communicated well, we just couldn’t seem to put the whole game together. We also had quite a few missed serves. Those always kill you because you are literally just giving the team another point. That’s why it’s so important to put the ball in and force the opponents to make errors."
The sectionals and quarterfinals commence on Oct. 21.