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Neligh-Oakdale went 0-2 in the Fullerton Triangular on Thursday night.
"I take responsibility for the teams not being prepared enough for the competition we saw last night," Coach Hannah Hoefer said. "We were not reading the ball quick enough to get to where we needed to be to make plays."
Hoefer said their opponents, Burwell and Fullerton, "came out on top of most of our longer volleys because they were more conditioned."
Burwell defeated the Lady Warriors, 25-11 and 25-11, and Fullerton came out on top, 25-14 and 25-14.
"Quickening drills in practice and adding conditioning drills will help for our upcoming matches," she said.
However, the coach said she was encouraged by some aspects of the Lady Warriors' game.
"I saw some great plays where the girls were hustling and making scrappy and aggressive plays, so I know they have what it takes," Hoefer said. "Now, we have to work harder to play that way every ball instead of just when we are down and trying to fight back to catch up."
Neligh-Oakdale (2-3) will travel to Randolph on Tuesday to face the 3-4 Cardinals.