Dragons give all but fall to the Cards

Siren setter Rylee O’Brien (1) gets the volleyball ready for a hit in a conference game last Thursday at Luck vs. the Cardinals.

LUCK—The Siren Dragon volleyball team, played out their hearts on Thursday night at Luck, losing to the Cardinals in three games, 25-22, 25-12 and 25-12.

“We played well in the first game and then we lost our fire along the way, We lost it,” shared Coach Kristin Kosloski.

Siren went up 7-1 in game one, forcing Luck to make mistakes on their side of the court.

A kill by Karlee Sybers made the score 12-7 for the Dragons, but at 14-8, Luck went on a 6-0 run which knotted the score at 14.

Three more times in game one the game was tied, the last at 22. A Luck kill gave the advantage to Luck at 24-22 and then a long return gave the game to Luck, 25-22.

Siren took a time out in game two trailing 14-9. Up to that point, the teams were close, the margin being three or less for both teams.

Luck started sending most of their sets to Luck's powerful outside hitter and the ball was finding holes in the Siren defense. Siren got no more than three points after the 14-9 time out.

After being tied at three in game three, Luck went 8-0 to get an 11-3 advantage.

The Dragons chipped into the lead, narrowing the gap to 13-9 and 14-10, but Luck came back with power and finished the game at 25-12.

Karlee Sybers and Hannah Lemieux finished the game with five kills apiece. Jade Horstman added four. Rylee O'Brien had 11 assists. Horstman also had two aces.

Siren does not have a game on Thursday this week, but will use that time to prepare for tournament play which begins next Tuesday.