The Brookings-Harbor High School volleyball team played for a cause Tuesday night - to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer - but it wasn't enough as they lost to a top-ranked Marshfield Pirates team in three straight games, 14-25, 15-25, 11-25.
"Marshfield is number one for a reason," Head Coach Sam Greenlee said. "They talk, they go out and they are very, very consistent; and they don't get down on themselves."
The best game of the match for the Lady Bruins came in the second game where they led from the opening serve until Marshfield called a time out with a 7-7 tie.
With that time out, the momentum shift, the Lady Bruins began to fall apart and lost by 10.
"I don't think it's that we were outmatched," Greenlee said. "I think that it's, mentally, when we make a mistake, we tend to keep going downhill. Yeah, they're a great team and well prepared but we're well prepared, too. We just tend to not keep a good attitude about things."
The Lady Bruins drop to 1-10 in the Far West League and have one more league game against North Bend before a season-ending tournament.
According to Greenlee, the team has to stay focused on the here and now and keep fighting for a win.
"It's all about the heart, baby," she said.
The Lady Bruins will honor the team's seniors prior to Thursday night's game which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.