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September 22nd, 2020

aubrey shotAubrey Warden gets up for a shot against Pampa Tueday in the home opener for volleyball. Warden and the Lady Redskins had to battle back for a 2-1 deifict to win the dual 3-2. L&T photo/Earl WattBy EARL WATT

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The Lady Redskins faltered in the middle of a five-set dual with Pampa Tuesday in The Big House, but  strong finish allowed Liberal to overcome a 2-1 set deficit to take the match 3-2 and move to 4-5 on the season.

The first set remained close until the Lady Redskins pulled away and took an eight-point lead.

Pampa trimmed the lead late, but the Lady Redskins claimed a 25-19 win.

Liberal struggled in the second set and never found a rhythm. Pampa took advantage of strong net play and built a lead, and the Lady Redskins couldn’t regain momentum. Pampa tied the match with a 25-19 win.

Pampa took a 5-0 lead before the two teams battled back and forth in Set 3. Pampa built a six-point lead, and the Lady Redskins rallied twice but could not overcome the deficit. Late miscues led to a 25-23 loss, and Pampa has a 2-1 lead.

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But the Lady Redskins regained their stride in the fourth set an was able to keep a slight lead. Pampa kept the set close, but the Lady Redskins were able to score the final two points to claim a 25-22 win and tie the match at 2-2.

The final set was all Liberal, or perhaps all Bree Horyna. Liberal trailed 8-6 before Horyna took the serve, and she ended the game with nine consecutive points on her serve for a 15-8 win in Set 5 to take the match.

Aubrey Warden and Horyna combined for 15 kills each, and Emma Evans had 10.

Logan Dodge had 44 assists in the win.

Libero Lizzy Cisneros had 32 digs, and Warden added 14 along with 14 for Dodge and 12 for Shatterika Ross.

Warden also had seven aces, and Horyna had four.

“We talked about finishing since last week, and I am so proud of them for fighting when they were down and not giving up,” Liberal coach Meghan Besecker said. “We finished well, and this was a great all-around team win.”

Liberal travels to Newton Thursday.

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