The Houston volleyball team had a strong second set against a team that played in the state semifinals in 2016. But coach Loran Richardson isn’t satisfied.

“I don’t want us to settle for just being ok and just playing good,” Richardson said following her team’s 25-11, 25-20 defeat Monday to Eminence. “We need to push for being better because I know we can do it.”

The Lady Tigers played with – and even outplayed – Eminence to a 17-15 advantage in the second set. But a 10-3 run to close the match led to Houston’s seventh straight defeat.

“We woke up and started playing in the second set,” Richardson said. “However, we still just make too many errors and get inside our own heads.”

Brooke McCown led HHS (3-13) with five kills. Tara Stanton had two blocks.

Melody Buse led the team with nine digs. Alexis Choate had five assists.

Eminence improved to 9-3-1.

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