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Brady girls fall to No. 2 Wallace

WALLACE—With a 13-2 record and losses only to the top two rated teams in Class D-2, the Eagle volleyball team has had an admirable season.

Still, coach Lynne Johnson thinks the Brady volleyball team has more to give.

The Eagles split games at the Wallace triangular on Sept. 28 falling to the No. 2-rated Wildcats 21-25, 25-22, 25-18 in the first match of the night before coming back to beat Maywood easily 25-7, 25-12.

“It was like opposite ends of the spectrum in one night,” Johnson said.

Wallace is a solid team, she said, but the Eagles gave up too many unforced errors in the loss.

“We came out and played really well in the first set,” Johnson said. “We didn’t watch the score and we just played our game.”

In the second set, Brady missed four serves on top of a few other mental mistakes to give Wallace the edge.

“We know we can play with them,” Johnson said. “It’s just that we tend to shut down mentally when a few mistakes get strung together.”

The coach said if the Eagles could have held their composure for five or six more points in the second set, the outcome may have been different.

“But we’ll see them again,” she said. “Hopefully we can play a full game without taking a mental break.”

But Johnson doesn’t feel badly about where her Eagles stand. Their two losses are to

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