Fort Madison moves over .500 in conference play


WASHINGTON – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds moved to 3-2 in Southeast Conference play with a four-game win over Washington on the road Tuesday night.

The Hounds won the first game 25-18 before dropping the second game 20-25. They would rebound in game three with a 25-11 win and then breeze to a 25-9 win to take the match in game four.

“Fort Madison had a good night overall.  We came out and played a solid first game, and then had a let down with our defense the second game, in addition to a number of hitting errors,” Head Coach Kent Bailey said.

“The third and fourth game our servers forced Washington out of system and hit their spots. This was a good tune up as we move forward with Mediapolis Thursday, and the conference tournament starting next week.”

The Bulldogs come into the contest ranked 6th in Class 2A and are fresh off a Southeast Iowa Superconference Tournament title on Saturday at SCC.

The Lady Hounds went 85-105 hitting with 33 kills led by senior Jillian Wiseman’s 20. Gracie Pumphrey was 20-23 serving with seven aces to lead Fort Madison from the line.

Lauren Bailey had 18 digs to tie Wiseman for the team-high on the night. She also had 25 of the Bloodhounds 30 assists.

The Bloodhounds are 7-17 overall on the year.

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