Mistakes made at the most crucial moments continue to dog the Boscobel volleyball team.
This time, the problems arose at Saturday's Seneca Invitational, which could have turned out much better for the Bulldogs.
"There were four games we lost where we were tied either at 19-19 or 20-20," said Boscobel coach Jeff Ostheimer. "We just don't know how to finish games. That was the difference in us having a good day versus the day we had."
Boscobel lost three of four matches, with the Bulldogs beating one of Seneca's split teams, Seneca White, 25-19, 25-18. The Bulldogs didn't fare so well otherwise, either at Seneca or Southwestern on Tuesday.
It wasn't just one thing Ostheimer could point to that hurt Boscobel in the clutch as the Bulldogs lost to Brookwood, De Soto and Seneca Blue.
"It's a little bit of every-thing," said Ostheimer. "Just unforced mistakes at critical times we'd miss a serve or hit a ball into the net. That got us."
Boscobel lost a tight one to Brookwood, falling 15-18, 27-26 - the tournament capped the scoring at 27 points. Against De Soto, the Bulldogs dropped a 25-20, 25-23 decision. And Seneca Blue turned back Boscobel 25-13, 25-22.
Individually, Nicole Pe-gram racked up 10 aces, while Bri Wagner led the way with 21 kills. Kelsey Trumm came up with a team-high 10 digs, and Allison Krogen dished out 23 assists.
Mauled by Wildcats
Playing at Hazel Green on Tuesday, the Bulldogs were swept by Southwest-ern 25-14, 25-10, 25-5 in a SWAL battle.
Pegram had a pair of digs and two kills to lead the way for Boscobel, now 0-4 in SWAL matches.
Beth Imhoff had a team-high three kills, while Kro-gen chipped in with three assists. Wagner had two as-sists and Hillary Loomis led the Bulldogs in blocks with two.
Boscobel hosts Fennimore on Thursday and Cuba City on Tuesday.