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Garden City falls to Laredo and Cisco

Garden City falls to Laredo and Cisco

By Mike Pilosof

Ranger, TX-Garden City closed out the Wrangler Round up with two more losses on Saturday, dropping a three-set decision to both Cisco (18-25, 20-25, 19-25) and Laredo (17-25, 23-25, 21-25). The Broncbusters are now 1-14 on the season.

"We had players that just weren't ready to play," Head Coach Patrick Hiltz said. "It's ridiculous that I'm having to coach effort and attitude at this point in a season at the college level."

Garden City was never really in the first match vs. Cisco. They committed 20 errors including nine service miscues. They never led.

"We just weren't in the match mentally," Hiltz said.

Alexandra Jackson had 13 digs to lead the way, and Katie McHugh added 17 assists.

In the second match, the Broncbusters dropped the opening set, then took a 17-12 advantage in the second after a rotation error. But Laredo scored the next seven points. The Broncbusters bounced back to take a 22-20 lead only to cough it up and drop the set on a hitting error. In the final frame, Garden City held a 15-13 lead only to see Laredo rip off another 7-0 run. They closed the set on a 12-6 spurt.

"We played much better against Laredo," Hiltz explained. "However, we are still making way too many mistakes."

Adisyn Swan led the way with 11 kills in the second match and McHugh had 21 assists and 11 digs.

The Broncbusters are off until Thursday when they host McCook. Game time is set for 6 p.m.