Not the end result they of course wanted, but the Melcher-Dallas volleyball team still showed vast improvement in their loss over Murray last night in the semifinals of the Bluegrass Conference tournament. The Saints were handily swept in their first go-around with the Mustangs, but fought hard against them last night, losing 11 – 25, 19 – 25 and 25 – 27. Coach Tatum Starcevich says that they played “loads better” and should be ready to go for Tuesday. What’s Tuesday, you ask? It’s the first round of the Class 1A regional tournament, and the Saints will host North Mahaska for their playoff match.