Eggleston did see some positives during the match.
“I felt like there was some high points, but I also saw a lot of mental mistakes that turned into points for (Millsap),” she said. “We have a lot to work on. This is a rebuilding year, and I have to find the combination that works together.
“I told the girls there are spots that are open, and I need people to step up and into those roles.”
Eggleston was pleasantly surprised with Eaton, the most consistent MWHS hitter on Tuesday. She was also pleased with senior hitter Ashlynn Robinson, who has dealt with leg injuries all through high school but is healthy now.
“Ashlynn did really well on timing on high sets in the middle,” Eggleston said.”She also got (two) blocks from the middle.
“Sydney’s (Vasquez) serves were excellent, and Scarlett definitely surprised me. She did a good job and kept us in every game with timely kills. That was a good surprise.”
The Lady Rams jumped out to a 10-4 lead in game one, but Millsap came back with a 10-4 run of its own to square the opener.
The lead changed hands four times and was tied on five occasions, the fifth making the score 20-20.
Millsap led 22-21 before a kill by Rich brought the opener to game point. MWHS followed with consecutive return errors as the Lady Bulldogs took game one.
A pair of aces by senior libero Bethany Allen and a kill by Robinson gave the Lady Rams a quick 5-2 lead in game two. MWHS extended its lead to 11-5, but just like in game two, the Lady Bulldogs rallied to tie the score at 14-14 thanks in part by three consecutive kills by Hobson to close a 12-9 run.
With the Lady Rams leading 20-18, varsity newcomer Sydney Vasquez served consecutive aces to increase the MWHS advantage to 22-18. Millsap closed the game with two return errors and a service error as the Lady Rams squared the match with a six-point win.