The Greensburg volleyball team traveled to Lawrenceburg in search of another conference win, but the Pirates came up short in the varsity match by the scores of 25-17, 25-14 and 25-19.

According to Pirate coach Randy Obermeyer, Greensburg went into the game with the focus being on shutting down Lawrenceburg’s No. 1 hitter Michele Metzler.

“Our goal was to score more points with Metzler in the back row than the Tigers would score with her in the front row,” Obermeyer said.

Obermeyer said the downfall for the Pirates in their match-up was serve reception, which is unusual for Greensburg this season.

“Continuous improvement is a season goal and I believe we are improving with each match. I told the girls after the match, it’s all right to be disappointed in losing the match, but not to be disappointed with themselves or each other,” Obermeyer said.

Chas Lecher had one block and seven assisted blocks.

“Blocking Metzler was Chas’ goal for the night and she did a good job doing so,” Obermeyer said.

Rachel Schmeltz led the team in serving going 13-for-14 with two aces and seven points. April Hershauer led the team in passing from serve reception with 21-of-22 and in hitting with seven kills in 22 attempts.

Kelly Nicholson dug 16-for-18 and Erica Oakley finished with seven assists in setting.

The loss takes the Pirates to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in the EIAC

The reserve Pirates won in two games, 25-15, 25-17. The win brings the team to 2-1 on the season and 2-1 in the EIAC.

The freshman Pirates picked up their third win by the scores of 25-18 and 25-23.

According to coach Brian Dodson, three separate servers kept the first game out of the hands of the Tigers.

Dyelynn Fasnacht led the way going a perfect 8-for-8 with three aces followed by Kylie Wood going 7-for-7 with two aces and Katie Burns went 4-for-5 with three aces.

Kara Edmondson helped out with a kill.

“It was another game where the ladies kept the serve on our side giving us a chance for the big runs,” Dodson noted. “We lost some focus in the second game, and it cost us throughout the game. We had to make a big run with the score at 22-17 in favor of the Tigers, but the ladies buckled down and pulled it out.”

The second game found Burns chipping in from the line going 6-for-7 with three aces. Wood was 6-for-6 with four aces, but according to Dodson, the biggest serves came from Edmondson, who with the score tied at 23-23, came in and served an ace to take the lead. Then after a Tiger time-out, kept her focus to serve another ace for the win.

Overall, Edmondson was 3-for-4, but all three of her serves were aces.

The win brings the freshman teams record to 3-0 on the season and 3-0 in the EIAC.

The Pirates return to the court Saturday when they travel to Brown County to participate in the Brown County Invitational. The first games are set to start at 9 a.m.

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