UNION CITY – Mississinawa Valley was coming off one of its best performances this year with an impressive win against Greenville Monday night looking to ride the momentum in a big Cross County Conference showdown with Franklin Monroe.
Whatever mojo the Blackhawks had at Greenville stayed there as Franklin Monroe downed them in straight sets 25-21, 25-20 and 25-19.
It was a record setting night for Franklin Monroe player Emilee Morris, breaking the school record for digs in a season now more than 350 on the year.
“We’ve been playing really good volleyball and came out aggressive tonight,” Franklin Monroe volleyball coach Angie Filbrun said.
“We really were on with our pass, set, hit and we were hitting the ball hard. It was just good teamwork tonight,” Filbrun added.
“We are really playing well right now heading into the tournament. We’ve stressed to the girls if we play our game we can play with anyone, and we are looking forward to that opportunity,” Filbrun concluded.
For the Blackhawks it was a little disappointing that they weren’t as sharp as they were the other night and just a step slow.
“We just seemed to be a step behind,” Mississinawa Valley coach Billie Hunt said. “Even when we got up a point or two we just couldn’t keep any momentum going. It’s going to take a little reflection to figure out why we couldn’t build on the momentum we had from last night.”
“I’m not making excuses, but this is one of our busiest weeks and a lot on our girl’s plate … but we will rebound. Give some credit to Franklin Monroe. They came out and hit great tonight and played a good game,” Hunt said.
“We have Bradford left next Tuesday and Arcanum on senior night next Thursday and then tournament to play,” Hunt concluded.