The Bulldogs had an impressive showing in their debut but dropped the season opener in Correctionville to River Valley in straight sets 17-25, 19-25, and 20-25.
Audrey Winterhof was the Bulldogs' leading hitter with one kill in seven attempts. Shaina Thevenin added one kill in four attempts. Kayla Bruns looked solid at the service line and racked up one ace on the night.
Erin Laursen led the defensive effort for Aurelia as she totaled three blocks on the night.
"The girls played well," said the Bulldogs' head coach Ann Dornack. "But we have a lot more to work on. I am looking forward to the rest of the season with a stronger team in the future and more wins."
Aurelia's girls are in action again Thursday night as they travel to take on Clay Central Everly with matches beginning at 5:30 PM.