The Poynette prep volleyball team had a chance at its first Capitol North Conference victory of the season on Sept. 24, but lost a five-match marathon to visiting Columbus.

With a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, the Pumas fell to 0-6 in the Capitol North.

The Lady Pumas had a great start to the night. They outlasted the Cardinals 26-24 in the first game.

Columbus tied the match after winning Game 2 25-23.

The Lady Cardinals carried the momentum over into the third game and cruised to a 25-19 win.

The Pumas turned things around in a big way in the fourth game. They captured a convincing 25-14 victory.

In the decisive fifth game, Columbus edged the Pumas 15-13.

Jessica Bruchs led Poynette’s offense with 23 assists, while Molly Anderson came away with a team-high 16 kills. Casey Fountain chipped in eight kills and a team-best five service aces.

Olivia Radewan led the Pumas’ defense with 17 digs.

The Lady Pumas competed in the Westfield Invite last Saturday, but no results were available.

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Question for the author: Is "Lady" part of the official moniker of these particular teams? If not, why use it? According to Ketra Armstrong, "I think we have to get away from these labels that inadvertently marginalize different people who participate in sports because of their sexuality or gender, I think it has created this binary: the norm and what's out of the norm, the good and what's not so good, this is the real sport and this is the other sport." Unless it's officially part of the team name, perhaps update your writing style to "The Poynette girls' [sport] team", rather than "Lady Pumas". Thanks!

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