Mayfield Lady Cardinal volleyball suffered a home loss on Tuesday night to the Hickman County Lady Falcons.
The Lady Cardinals battled for the entire four set match before falling 3-1 by scores of 25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 23-25.
The Cardinals managed to keep things close in the first set, using a scoring run late to pull away from Hickman County with a 20-16 lead.
The Lady Falcons worked to make things interesting though, tying the match 20-20 before falling to the Lady Cardinals 25-23.
In the second set, the Lady Cardinals failed to bring the same intensity they did in set number one.
The Lady Falcons dominated in returns and serving as Mayfield dropped set two, 16-25.
The Lady Cardinals came into set number three hot, taking an early 7-1 advantage.
Unfortunately, miscues and streaky serving led to their downfall as the Lady Falcons tied things up 10-10 before taking off and downing Mayfield 18-25 for the win.
Much like in the third set, Mayfield and Hickman County went back and forth throughout the set with Hickman losing the early lead this time around.
With the match knotted at 17 apiece, the Lady Cardinals failed to finish the comeback late, falling 23-25.
Despite the loss, head coach Erica Isbell was happy with her team’s performance on Tuesday night.
“We’ve come a long way since we started in the summer,” Isbell said. “We’re still making some little mistakes that we need to fix but judging by how we did tonight I think we're on the right track.”
The Lady Cardinals will be back in action at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, as they host the Graves County Lady Eagles.