FM ladies take two in conference tourney

FAIRFIELD – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds won two of their first three matches in tie breakers but couldn’t hold on against Fairfield in the first match at the Southeast Conference tournament.

The Lady Hounds took all three of the Tuesday matches to a tie breaker defeating Mt. Pleasant 25-27, 25-22, 17-5 and Washington 19-25, 27-25, 15-8. But Fairfield overcame a 10-25 loss to the Hounds to open play and came back for a 25-18, 15-13 win.

“We had a tough night of volleyball.  Every match was a struggle after we got off to good start in game 1 versus Fairfield,” said Head Coach Kent Bailey.

“We came out flat in game 2 and stayed that way the rest of the night.  Game 3 we had a chance to win and missed two serves.”

In the match, Reyna Lampe and Logan Johnson led Fort Madison at the net with 15 combined kills. Lauren Bailey was 21-22 serving with five aces, 21 assists and had 15 digs, all match-highs for Fort Madison.

In the second and third matches Fort Madison again went into a tiebreaker to get the wins. Kailyn Guzman had seven kills and a block and Nadia Boeding had 29 digs and two aces in the win over Washington. Madison Pirri was 7 of 7 serving with eight digs.

Against Mt. Pleasant, Johnson had a high for the night with 12 kills, a block and nine digs. Bailey was 9-of-9 serving with two aces and 24 assists. She had 71 assists combined on the evening.

“We overcame match points against both Washington and Mount Pleasant to get wins.  It was a tough and late night for the players.”

The Hounds fall to 7-13 on the year and travel to the Durant tournament on Saturday.

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