SCOTT CITY - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team was back in action Thursday night as they traveled to Scott City to play the Lady Rams, dropping the match in straight sets 21-25, 17-25.
Even though the Lady Bulldogs lost, coach Steve Beydler thought his team played better than what the final score presumed.
"We opened the first match dropping nine straight points," Beydler said, "But once we got settled we played wonderfully and really made a game out of it. It was just hard to over come that early deficit."
Strong play at the net allowed the Lady Bulldogs to battle through both sets but the effort just came up short.
Four players alone for the Lady 'Dogs racked up 31 blocks. Caitlyn Underwood led the team with 10 blocks as Jennifer Millington and Martika Davis both had eight blocks a piece. Rachel Beydler rounded out the 31 block total with five blocks respectively.
"We had great stands at the net tonight against a very hard middle hitter of Scott City," Beydler said. "One thing that will help in our matches to come is improving our ability to cover the tips after the blocks."
Notable contributions to the Ladies' match included eight kills, five digs and two aces from Davis, three kills and three aces from Underwood, and an ace, 12 assists and an impressive 18 digs from Rachel Beydler.
Jordan McFall the Rams with eight assists, two aces, eight digs and two kills.
Brittany Licare added nine digs, while Katie Diebold had five digs for the Rams.
The Lady Bulldogs (6-9-2) will be back in action Monday night as they will host the Lady Bluejays of Charleston.
Junior varsity play will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity squad at approximately 7 p.m.