Greenville tennis battles, falls to Red Arrows


By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 5:32 pm on Monday, October 03, 2011

GREENVILLE - In the end, the Lowell Red Arrows made a few more plays to defeat the Greenville Yellow Jackets on the volleyball court Tuesday night.
Lowell topped the Yellow Jackets in four games 24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 28-26.

“I think we played really well. We kept our heads up the whole time,” Greenville coach Amy Rupno said. “Our communication, our team connection was great tonight. I thought we were evenly matched tonight.”

Greenville had leads in the second and third games, but could not come out with the wins.

“The second game we had a hard time picking up their libero (Arielle Nausieda) serves,” Rupno said. “That’s what killed us in the second game.”

The Yellow Jackets led 16-11 in the fourth game before the Red Arrows rallied for the match victory.

“Just like in the third game we were up by about five points,” Rupno said. “We made some of our own errors to let the them get back and tie us. Our errors motivated them and they used it to their advantage.”

Despite the loss, Rupno is happy with the teams performance.

“I think we played amazing even though there is another loss on our record,” she said. “I think we can beat anyone in the conference.”

Megan O’Brien led the Yellow Jackets with 33 assists. Leah Somerfield had 16 kills and three blocks. Heather Harrington and Rosalyn Wyse each had 10 points, Audrey Wyse had eight digs and Katie Dunham had six points and four digs.

Greenville dropped to 20-11 overall and 0-4 in the O-K White. They host Grand Rapids Creston on Thursday.

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