The Lady Wolves lost in five sets to the 6A Pacers to fall to 1-1 on the season.
The Shawnee Lady Wolves came close to starting their 2014 season with two straight wins, but the Enid Pacers overcame an early deficit and won the fifth and decisive set to win 3-2 at Shawnee High School Thursday.
After falling behind early in the first set, the Lady Wolves (1-1) blitzed the Pacers 15-3 to finish it off with a 25-17 win.
Shawnee would hold the lead in both the second and third set but lost both by scores of 28-26 and 26-24. In the second set, the Lady Wolves led 20-15 before the Pacers rallied for the win.
Shawnee came back for a 25-20 win in the fourth set, breaking away from a 17-all tie.
Shawnee came back from an early 7-3 deficit in the fifth set to tie the score at 7-7, but Enid would pull away for a 15-9 win and the match.
“We played a great defensive game against a good 6A team,” Shawnee head coach Kelsey Johnson said. “The girls worked harder than ever. We have a bright future ahead of us. I’m super proud of my girls.”
Tiffany Gardner led the Lady Wolves with 10 kills, while Dacey Hutcheson had 8 kills and 4 blocks.
Bailey Kasterke had 23 assists and 3 aces. Emmy and Abby Davies had 10 digs apiece.
Shawnee’s next game will be at Christian Heritage on Tuesday. The varsity match will begin at approximately 6 p.m.