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The Lady Warriors went on the road Thursday night to play Ewing.
Ewing narrowly slipped by Neligh-Oakdale in the first set, 25-23, before cruising to a 3-0 win. The final set scores were 25-11 and 25-9.
"I always worry during homecoming week, having all the extra distractions and activities that take our focus away from the game," Coach Hannah Hoefer said. "Tuesday it didn't affect the girls, but I feel last night we showed we were mentally tired and lacked some focus on our court. We were out of rotation several times, not knowing where we were on the court or subbing in at the wrong time. The chemistry wasn't there either, we need some players to step up and help fire up the team on every play. We show spurts of it, we just can't get it to click and be consistent."
Danae Smith led Neligh-Oakdale with 4 kills, while Mirissa Hurtig and Kelsey Green each recorded one ace serve on the night.
"We served better, so I hope that continues into Saturday because we are going into a tough tournament, and will need every serve to keep us in the game," Hoefer said.
The Lady Warriors will travel to Wisner on Saturday to compete in the Wisner-Pilger Invite.