Nocona falls to state ranked 4A squad

McKenna Nobile digs up a Melissa attack.

Playing a quality team, the Lady Indians’ aggressive service game proved to be their undoing Tuesday as the #21 (3A) Lady Indians fell to the #13 (4A) Melissa Lady Cardinals 20-25, 25-20, 26-28, 30-32.

Each team had to press, both offensively and defensively, knowing the other was not going to give points away on silly mistakes.

And while both squads committed far more errors than normal, it was because of that need to press that saw the Cardinals hand Nocona 39 of its 101 total points while Nocona’s errors fed Melissa 46 of its 105 total points.

Melissa took the first set 25-22 as neither squad earned more than one point on serve until Melissa’s libero sophomore Chelsea George stepped to the service line. That rotation proved to be problematic for Nocona throughout the match as she served up a pair of deep aces as the 21-21 lead suddenly went to 21-24.

Read more in this week’s edition of The Nocona News.

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