The Marion volleyball team lost two Heart of America games in a modified quad at Ell-Saline Tuesday.
The Warriors have lost four of their last five matches for a 4-5 record in league play and 17-10 overall.
“We don’t usually come out on top right away, and it catches up with them,” coach Brea Campbell said. “We played really great comebacks, but we just can’t keep letting that happen.”
Marion suffered a 25-21, 25-16 loss to Moundridge to start the evening.
“Their hitting has gotten a lot better since I’ve been here,” Campbell said of the Wildcats. “They came out tough, and were competitors. They obviously gave us a run for our money.”
Marion then lost to Sterling, 25-15, 19-25, 25-18, having defeated the Black Bears in the Spikefest tournament in mid-September.
“We had beat them earlier this year, but they had a great game,” Campbell said. “Their hitting was on.”
Despite the rough outing, Campbell said the team remains dedicated to getting better.
“Even though we did have a tough night, they came back and were ready to practice and work on the things they needed to fix the next day,” she said.
Coming—Marion was scheduled to host a quad Tuesday with Remington, Berean Academy and Peabody-Burns, then will travel to Bennington Saturday for the Heart of America league tournament. Matches are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Campbell said the Warriors welcome the opportunity to face league teams a second time.
“They want another shot to play everybody,” Campbell said. “We played everyone so close, it was just little things that we couldn’t get past. Unfortunately, those didn’t fall on our side, but we had a lot of really great games come out of that.”