Caleb Riordan | Ameritime Sports Writer
The Hillsboro Hawks dropped their second game in a row Tuesday against Windsor.
Much like their game Monday against Jefferson, this one went the five set distance, and once again the Hawks could not finish the job.
Hillsboro jumped out to an early lead and took the first set 25-18. However, the next two sets did not go according to plan. Windsor bested the Hawks 25-21 in the second and 25-23 in the third.
With their backs against the wall, the Hawks took the fourth set 25-20 to force the game-deciding fifth set. However, Windsor won the set 15-13 to steal the match.
For a team not used to losing, two in a row can be frustrating.
“The only thing that we could’ve changed to make the outcome of the game better was our attitudes,” Chastity Lucas said. “We did not come out from the beginning with a winning attitude and when they got a point we just hung our heads instead of picking it up and trying again.”
Mackenzie Baker led the team in kills with 16, and Sophia Marchetti was right behind her with 11 of her own. Marchetti and Baker also each had one solo block. Evelyn Roland led the team in assists with 25, while Bella Lewis added 20 of her own.
Lots of lessons can be learned from losses, and areas of improvement are not lost on this group of girls.
“We need to start off strong and not dig big holes,” Roland said. “And getting excited when we make good plays.”
The loss brought Hillsboro’s record to 13-5. The Hawks will look to break their two-game skid Thursday, Oct. 15 against Festus.