Lady Eagles fall to Bellmont

COLUMBIA CITY — The measure of the heart of a team is not how badly it beats a lesser team, but how hard it plays against the very best of teams. The Columbia City Lady Eagles showed that heart on senior night against the number three-ranked Bellmont Squaws Thursday night. Though the Eagles fell in three games, 25-21, 25-20, 25-20, they played hard and pushed the visitors in each game.“After the way that we played earlier this week, which was not very well,” said Columbia City Head Coach Trish Hinen, “I was nervous about which team would show up, but we played very well and these were good ballgames”The visitors came out running a fast-paced offense that utilized quick hits and an effective defense. Bellmont ran out to a 6-1 lead in the first game. The visitors extended the lead to 8-2 before a kill by senior Gabrielle Hazen stopped the run. Two Bellmont hitting errors and a kill by Kalisha Goree closed the gap to 10-7. To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 11 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.