By: Lee Ramsey
For the second time in the same week the Seymour Lady Eagles volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to a Morristown team. Both contests were decided in three sets.
In the IMAC contest earlier in the week, Seymour lost to the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes in an away from home match losing the first set 25-23, the second 25-17 and the last set 26-24.
Two of the matches were very close and could have gone either way. After the disappointing road trip, the Lady Eagles returned home to face the Morristown West Lady Trojans in a similar contest with the final results being very much the same.
The Lady Trojans started fast as they built an early lead but the Lady Eagles came back to tie the score late in the set.
“Morristown West jumped on us big the first set with a 16-7 lead after the first rotation. We slowly caught up at 23-20, but the comeback stalled and we served the set point out of bounds,” said Seymour’s Coach Ed Irvin.
Set two was a series of runs. The Lady Eagles bolted out of the gate with a 7-1 lead then the Lady Trojans answered with 8 unanswered points taking a 9-7 lead.
Seymour was down but not out trailing 18-14. That’s when Lady Eagle Sarah Stoffle had an amazing 8 point serving streak giving Seymour a 22-18 lead. But the Lady Trojans got on a serve streak of their own and eventually tied the score 23-23.
After a ball handling error by Seymour, the Lady Trojans took the advantage and went on to win the set 25-23.
The third set was pretty much dominated by Morristown West from start to finish and the set ended 25-13 Lady Trojans.
“We just have not been able to pull out a win in any of our close sets. It’s very frustrating,” said Irvin.
Sarah Stoffle led the Lady Eagles with 12 points, 23 sets, 6 assists and 20 digs.
Madison Coker had 11 spikes and 7 kills.
The Seymour Lady Eagles record is now 17-9 overall and 4-3 in the IMAC.
Lady Eagles Volleyball Loses
By: Lee Ramsey