The Boone Central/Newman Grove volleyball squad fought to the very end, but they were unable to extend their season past the first round of subdistricts Monday night.
The Cardinals fell in five sets, 25-16, 24-26, 25-21, 19-25, 10-15.
The Cardinals were led by a strong offensive attack. Jenna Kramer and Karley Zoucha were each credited with 14 kills on the night. Tessa Hedlund was credited with eight.
Hedlund also had a strong night from the service line, recording four aces.
The loss ends the Cardinals' season at 11-18, a slight drop from last season's 14-14 record. Kramer led the team's attack for most of the year, recording 242 total kills. She also led the team in blocks with 50.