CLEMMONS — North Surry volleyball has dropped to .500 after a 3-1 loss to West Forsyth.
The Lady Greyhounds started out 3-1, but now stand at 6-6 after falling to the 4A Lady Titans.
The Hounds came very close to holding a 2-0 lead.
In the first set, the teams battled back and forth until West Forsyth pulled out a 26-24 set.
North bounced back to take the second set 25-19. At that point, the Hounds had outscored the home team 49-45, but were only tied 1-1 in sets.
The Titan won the third and fourth sets by identical 25-21 scores.
“We suffered another frustrating loss because we had six- and seven-point leads in the middle and late parts of sets one and four,” said coach Shane Slate.
Slate doesn’t want his team to use the excuse, but the Hounds have four starters out: Cidney Fulk, Martha Holt, Mikaela Johnson and Maggie Taylor.
“We continue to allow ourselves to be overcome emotionally when we make a mistake,” he said. “We need someone to step up and be a leader by making routine plays in those situations so teams cannot go on runs with our help.”
Tyra Galloway led the front line with 13 kills against just four swing errors. She also had seven blocks and went 10-12 serving with four aces.
Paige Sizemore had nine kills, 15 digs and four aces. Arin Bunker had eight kills and 15 digs. Whitney Hall added six kills.
Libero Maggie Hawks led the team with 17 digs and had just two errors in serve-receive. She went 13-15 at the back line with five aces.
Anna Martin had 10 digs and was a perfect 12-12 serving with two aces.
Setter Dixie Fulk had 32 assists to go with six digs.
North returns to action on Tuesday, hosting rival Surry Central in a Western Piedmont match.