Unfortunately, Ireland said the Bulldog girls â€śhad a mental letdown, and never got it back,â€ť losing to their conference foe by game scores of 19-25, 8-25, 9-25.
Arielle Megrath had six kills and Leah Kai five to pace Bulldog hitters. Kai also had four ace serves and two blocks on the defensive side. Tiffany Johnson led Bulldog setters with 32, including three for aces, and Erin Laursen had 26, two for aces.
Ireland, whose team faced Laurens-Marathon at Laurens in the opening game of Tournament play on Monday Oct. 15, says his team â€śneeds to play hard the whole nightâ€ť in each match.