WARWICK — Westerly High got off to a good start but couldn't maintain its momentum in a 3-1 Division II-A girls volleyball loss to Tolman on Thursday night.

The game scores were 22-25, 25-21, 25-5, 31-29, which added up to the Bulldogs' seventh consecutive loss.

"That seems to be the way we've been playing — we start off with a lot of heart and do all the easy things," coach Erinn Beal said. "But we seem to have lost our heart and desire to play 100 percent the entire time. ... We've just gotta keep working."

Daisy Gates led Westerly (3-9, 3-9 Division II) with six kills, three blocks, four assists, 13 digs and one ace. Kylee Marley added seven kills, one block, two assists and five digs, and Meg Beal had three kills, two blocks, 16 assists and three digs.

The Titans (5-7, 5-7) have won three matches in a row, but were challenged in a lengthy fourth game before putting away the Bulldogs.

"We just seem to have lost that fight-to-the-end kind of mentality," Beal added. "Hopefully we get it back."

Anna Cozzolino chipped in three kills, three blocks, one assist and five digs in the loss, and Olivia Marsh had three kills, four aces and 13 digs.

Westerly is back on the road Friday, traveling to North Smithfield for a 6:30 p.m. match.

— Ken Sorensen

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