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The opportunities were there

Close sets go against H-M-S in 2 volleyball losses

A missed opportunity late in the opening set proved costly for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in a 3-0 home loss to George-Little Rock. The Mustangs swept the War Eagle Conference match on Sept. 26 by scores of 25-23, 25-17, 25-16.

H-M-S took an early lead in the first set, but the Mustangs regrouped and built an 18-12 advantage. Momentum swung back to Hawks, who led 23-21 before G-LR scored the final four points.

"I was very impressed with the attitude of how our girls came out in the first set. We did a nice job of getting the ball in position to get an attack out of our offense," said Hawk coach Ch...