Rams lose in five to Jacksonville

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 03:18 PM.

Jacksonville finally won it 19-17 on Malu’s service winner.

"It’s frustrating, but it happens. It’s the game," McCutcheon said of the losing the late lead.

The Rams won the first two games, but then lost the next two, but Havelock got its competitiveness back for the final game.

"We asked them if they wanted to win, then they would play like they wanted to win," McCutcheon said. "Knowing that it was in our house, if they wanted to win, they were going to fight for it and fight for each other. That brought them together."

The Rams showed improved play in the first two games, as Tempestt Frazier started strong with a block and a kill, and then followed with an ace on her serve to lift the Rams to an 8-4 lead.

Jacksonville fought back to tie the match at 22-22 behind kills by Rideout, Keenan Marks and Wallace, but Frazier and White had strong hits, and the Cardinals put game point into the net, giving the Rams the early lead, 25-22.

In the second game, back-to-back kills by Frazier put Havelock in front 17-12. Jacksonville closed to within 23-22 on Rideout’s serve, but the Rams closed it out on Camaryn Singleton’s service to win the second game 25-22.

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