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Lady Longhorns drop games to East and North

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County was on the verge of shocking Sullivan East in the first set of their match on Tuesday. But a 28-26 defeat seemed to deflate the Lady Longhorns from that point.
They dropped the next two sets by identical scores of 25-14.
Head coach Donna Poteet credit the Patriots’ middle line for being the difference in the game.
Their play in the middle kept us off-balance the entire game,” said Poteet. “They were quick to the ball and made a lot of plays. I felt like that’s what won the first match and then things went downhill from there.”
The junior varsity and freshman team also dropped their games.
But that wasn’t the case at Sullivan North on Thursday.
The junior varsity and freshmen teams pulled out wins prior to the varsity being knocked off in straight sets 25-11, 25-12 and 25-18.
“Coach Dana Smith had our younger girls ready to play,” said Poteet. “I was impressed with how they performed. It was a total team effort by all of them.”
Poteet singled out a quintet of players who provided them some spark.
“Eden Fenner continues to play well regardless of where we put her,” added Poteet. “She made several good plays against North. Courtney Brooks had some big hits.  Caitlin Leonard and Faith Poteet played super. They provided us points at the net and with their serves.”
Brittany Brooks and Kam Sluder also caught Poteet’s eye.
“I loved a couple of hustle plays that Brittany made. Kam played outstanding all night long.  Those are the types of plays that we need to be making. Hustle plays can spark a team.”

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