Unfortunately, more often were times when the Greyhounds lost their cohesiveness and the visiting Scotties -- who may be one of the top teams in the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division this season -- went away with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-13 sweep.
Game one saw the 'Hounds fall behind early but scrap back to get within 10-9 as they seemed to find a flow -- and, quite often, sophomore middle hitter Katie Van Lue. The Scotties (1-0 East, 5-0 overall) won this game mainly on their serving. A bad 'Hound serve at 22-18 gave Highland the opportunity to end the game with a pair of kills.
Game two was tied at 6-6 before things suddenly went south for the 'Hounds. The Scotties rolled off 10 consecutive points. If there was a consolation, Highland scored only one of those points on a Greyhound error.
Down 20-8, Heather Greer got a kill for the 'Hounds that generated a surge as scored 9 of the next 10 points in a run capped by two Kayla Case aces that brought Fort Scott within 21-17.
Highland bounced out to a 7-1 lead in the third game and didn't look back.
Van Lue finished the match with six kills and 7 blocks. Greer, Jessica Cook, and Kayla Tarwater each had 3 kills. Greer handed out 7 assists and Tanessa Esry had 6.