Lady Buffs fall in four games

By Wade LaRoche

FORT PIERRE - The Stanley County Lady Buffs showed improvement in several key areas against Crow Creek Tuesday as the regular season nears its conclusion.

The Lady Buffs traveled to Crow Creek and fell in four sets, 25-20, 17-25, 25-23 and 25-14.

The performance in Crow Creek doesn't improve Stanley County's record heading into the final weekend of the regular season but it did inspire confidence as the team showed improvement in some key areas.

"Our serving improved a lot from last game and our passing and defense at times was really good," Stanley County head coach Kylie Mundt said.

Despite the improvements and a couple of close sets, the Lady Buffs were still no match for Crow Creek in every set but the second.

"We had a hard time keeping up with Crow Creek, they sent a lot of balls over that we just weren't ready for," Mundt said.

With just two games left in the regular season, the Lady Buffs need to close out the season on a high note before heading into post season play.

"These last couple of games will set the tone for the postseason," Mundt said. "We need to improve on our consistency and working together as a team."

In Tuesday's defeat, Kelly Sweetman led the Lady Buffs with four kills and 11 aces. Shantel Norman and Jenny Ganske also had seven digs.

The first of Stanley County's final two contests will take place Friday in Fort Pierre against Highmore-Harrold at 7 p.m. The Lady Buffs will finish the season with a contest in Lyman at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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