“It gave us confidence beating them in the first game,” said West Hancock Head Coach Charlie Bolton. “We have never beaten Monmouth-Roseville in a varsity match. We played tough in the third one, and we could have had a break or two to get through. I’m not happy we did got beat, but the last time we played them here it was 18-0 and we had the zero. My young ladies are improving. Our players are coming on.”
Monmouth-Roseville used a four-point run in the middle of the final game to break a 10-10 tie and take the lead for good. West Hancock got as close as 22-21, but Monmouth-Roseville held on for a 17-25, 25-10, 25-22 win over the Titans.
HAMILTON, Ill. — The opening volleyball match of the season had three distinctly different games. West Hancock controlled game one, Monmouth-Roseville dominated game two, and the third game went down to the wire.
Monmouth-Roseville pulled to within 16-14, but Emma Knipe followed with a kill, and then served the next point thanks to a tip by Kailee Pfeiferling. A West Hancock hitting error cut the margin to 18-15, but a kill by Pfeiferling and two Monmouth-Roseville errors put the Titans on top by six.