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Despite early leads in the first and second games, Maiden lost a tough home conference volleyball match Wednesday to East Burke, 25-27, 25-27, 25-18, 19-25.
â€śWe played well, but we made mistakes,â€ť said Maiden coach Marsha Davis.
Leading the Lady Blue Devils (4-3, 3-2) was McKenzie Garrison, who had 23 kills and three digs. Alex Williams added 15 kills.
Maidenâ€™s Hannah Martin and Kalie Johnson combined for 45 assists, while Rachel Houston had six blocks defensively.
The Blue Devils battled the Lady Cavaliers (7-3, 3-2) in the first two games of the match, but fell both times, 27-25.
After bouncing back and winning the third game, 25-18, communication issues plagued Maiden, which got them behind 12-6 early in the fourth game.
Needing 10 points to tie the match late in game four, the Lady Blue Devils won five straight points, but eventually lost a point to drop the game, 25-19, and match.
Maiden travels to Bandys for a pivotal CVAC match Thursday.
â€śItâ€™s going to be a hard match for us, but weâ€™ve got to eliminate our own mistakes,â€ť Davis said. â€śWe canâ€™t have missed serves. Weâ€™ve got to make sure our passes are where they need to be. We just have to play a good game.â€ťView more articles in: