Despite losing three straight games to Metropolitan Community College-Longview Tuesday night in the Student Activity Center, Northeastern A&M Lady Norse volleyball coach Eric Iverson was pleased.

“We haven't been on the court in 11 days, but I thought we played quite well,” Iverson said. “After all, Longview is ranked seventh in the nation and they are a very experienced volleyball team.”

The Lady Lakers of Lees Summit, Mo., improved their record to 23-6 on the season by winning the match with 25-16, 25-18 and 25-19 scores.

“They had runs of six points, five points and five points in each of the games,” Iverson said. “They are very sound in all facets.

“We came out and played solid both emotionally and physically,” Iverson said. “We benefitted from the layoff because we got to work on our passing and serving in practice.

“Our defense was more focused,” Iverson said. “We also made great strides in sustaining our aggressiveness with our service game.”

After another 13-day break, the Lady Norse will travel to Nevada, Mo., with a 4-8 record on Oct. 27 for a 7 p.m. match with Cottey College.