After running out to a 6-0 start, the Lady Longhorns' jayvee volleyball team suffered through the agony of defeat, losing to the Snowflake Lobos 15-8 and 15-6.
The contests, played Sept. 23 in Wilson Dome, represented a match of two undefeated teams that had steamrolled over earlier opponents.
Following the loss, Lady Horn jayvee coach Krystal Garvin said her charges wallowed in several mental lapses on a night in which "the starters struggled and the bench struggled against a strong team."
The coach did praise the play of Josie Gressley, who led the teams in both blocks and kills, with three each.
"She also did some good passing," Garvin said.
The Lady Horns will have another shot at the Lobos Oct. 19 in Snowflake. Game time is 5:45 p.m.
Garvin said that the Lobos field a very good team, but she is confident the Lady Horns can keep pace with Snowflake -- if they return to the play they had shown in the first six match victories.
One of the best showings the team turned in this young season occurred Sept. 21 in Fountain Hills. There, the Lady Horns upset a very good Falcon squad 15-4 and 15-12.
Setter Carrie Garrett paced the win, scoring six points. Gressley shined with five blocks and four kills. Garvin also cited the play of Brittany Boyes, who had two blocks and two kills.