Playing in unfriendly, unfamiliar confines rarely, if ever helps a varsity volleyball teams chances of winning, and playing back-to-back road games only increases the odds that even a well-balanced squad is going to eventually fall victim to those type of circumstances.
That's exactly the situation Montgomery County was facing Tuesday when it went to Union after playing at New Haven last Thursday. Yet, somehow, some way the Lady Wildcats were able to break that spell and, even though the things were close throughout, come out ahead in two sets, 25-21, 25-21.
"Our middles stepped us for us tonight. They were able to keep the block guessing, giving themselves some open shots on their attack," said coach Rachel Leu. "We struggled with passing tonight, but I am proud of the girls for fighting through it and getting the win."
Pied pipering this rather impressive performance for Montgomery County was Kristin Koch, who had seven kills, and Renee Finke with six kills. Hailey Hill and Makenna Meyer each had three aces, as well.
The Lady Wildcats, 4-2 overall, host North Callaway in Eastern Missouri Conference competition on Thursday and on Monday the team is at Owensville.