The Lady Govs volleyball team was scheduled to play Appomattox last Thursday but tornado warnings forced the Dogwood finale to be moved to Friday.
The Lady Raiders, one of the top teams in the district, had no trouble taking down the Nelson squad 3-0 with scores of 19-25, 17-25, 17-25.
A long Tuesday trip was at stake; if Nelson defeated Appomattox then they would open the regional tourney against the same Lady Raiders in Appomattox once again. But with the loss the Lady Govs will take the journey to Floyd on Tuesday.
"We played the worst match we played all season. We could not receive serve and played with little or no emotion," said Nelson coach Vicki Crawford. "If we want to have a chance to advance in the regionals we are going to have to play much better."
Nelson stat leaders are Megan Seitz, 8 kills, 8 digs; Hailea White, 7 kills, 8 digs; Abbey Foley, 10 assists; Kate Strong, 6 assists; and Dominique Morrison, 3 kills, 2 blocks.