EASTLAND — The Early Lady Horns carried their longest win streak in program history through their first District 6-3A volleyball contest, but the Eastland Lady Mavs put up a roadblock in the second league outing Tuesday.
The Lady Horns slipped to 1-1 in 6-3A action and 17-12 for the season with a 22-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-22 setback at Eastland.
“I am so proud of our effort tonight and our fight,” said Lady Horns second-year head coach Natalie Whitewood. “We never gave up and pushed hard, we just made too many mistakes down the stretch. The fight is not over.”
Kacee Gober paced the Early attack with eight kills followed by seven from Hope Boswell, six from Trinity Tomlinson, four from Ellie Ryan, three from Taylor Summers and one each from Vance Cady Gordon and Kenzie Poindexter.
Summers distributed 14 assists while Gordon added nine and Gober was credited with one.
Ryan and Alexa Portillo served aces.
Defensively, Tomlinson’s 23 digs led the team trailed by 16 from Emma Loven, 15 from Portillo, 14 from Summers, six each from Ryan and Haley Spieckerman, five from Gordon, four from Boswell and three from Gober.
At the net, Ryan recorded two blocks and Gober contributed one.
The Lady Horns will attempt to bounce back at noon Saturday when they visit the Bangs Lady Dragons.