Brookfield volleyball had its share of woes early in the match on Tuesday night, falling to the Savannah Savages at home in straight sets.
The Bulldogs fall to 0-5, and Savannah improves to a .500 mark on the season.
"I thought our girls had a far better attitude this evening," Brookfield coach Amy Dixon said. "We had a rough start, but once we found our footing, I thought we played well. It took us a full set to get there, but when you play a very established program like Savannah, it's tough for us."
After a dominant, 17-point Savannah run to begin the first set, Brookfield managed to produce four points before set's end.
The Bulldogs were visibly more comfortable to begin the second set, as they matched their score from the opening set in the first nine rallies of the second. Although Brookfield hung with the Savages in the early portion of that second set, Savannah then went on a 20-4 run to close the match.
"This is the third year we've played them, and every year they get better, (Dixon) works to improve her players," Savannah coach Wyle Williams said.
"In the first set, they had a hard time handling our jump-serve. In the second set, they handled the serve, so that gave them a confidence boost and they competed. In this game, it's a matter of momentum versus non-momentum. In the second set, they took the momentum away from us at the beginning and played."
After participating in Chillicothe's tournament on Saturday, Brookfield has an eight-day layoff before traveling to South Harrison for only its second away match of the year on September 14.