PAULLINA - Sioux Central was on the road Tuesday night and dropped their second straight tight match in five as they fell to South O'Brien by scores of 25-20, 19-25, 22-25, 26-24, 8-15.
"We played quite well the majority of the night," said Sioux Central head coach Sue Mattson. "We just didn't come out on top. When we play like this, we have nothing to hang our heads about. It was fun seeing my girls play like a team. Unfortunately, our libero Jessica Johnson reinjured her knee in the fourth game and had to sit out the rest of the match."
The Rebels totaled 38 kills on the night compared to 22 errors. Erin Rachuy led with 11, Nicole Hamilton, Gloria Jensen and Hallie Ehlers had seven apiece, and Taylor Fahnlander had four in her second game back.
"We should have had more kills than we did," said Mattson. "Too much tipping and pushing."
Bailey McGuire totaled 23 assists setting up the offense, and Nicole Scharn had 11.
The Rebels were on the defensive quite a bit, totaling 130 digs in the match. Ehlers had 29, McGuire 25, Hamilton 17, Johnson 16, Rachuy 16 and Scharn 14.
Sioux Central connected on 91-of-98 serves with six aces.
"Our serve receive percentage was lower than normal, which hurt us when it came to setting it up," said Mattson. "Overall, we played well and need to continue to play like this."
The Rebels sit at 13-14 on the year and will be at Newell-Fonda tonight.