Lady Hornets volleyball team tops Mexico

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team started slow but finished strong in a straight-set win over rival Mexico on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Fulton won the North Central Missouri Conference match 25-20 and 25-6.

The Lady Hornets (15-12, 5-3 NCMC) started off their senior night sluggishly, according to head coach Megan Youse, and had to scrap their way to the five-point win in the opening game.

“We came out a little unfocused since it was our senior night, so I think the girls’ minds might have been elsewhere,” Youse said. “… But we got focused in that second game and got on a good serving run.”

Junior setter Melissa Hoerber started game two on serve and led Fulton to a 6-0 lead, an advantage it would not relinquish. Junior libero Billie Klutts also supplied a six-point serve streak to lengthen the Lady Hornets’ lead.

Hoerber finished with 14 assists, six digs and seven assists, junior outside hitter Rachelle Miller tallied six kills and five aces, and sophomore defensive specialist Hayley Tobias had four digs.

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