The Fightin' Maidens of Jacksonville started out strong by posting wins in each of the first-two sets of the evening, but Big Sandy closed like a freight train to take the win 3-2 (12-25, 25-27, 25-22, 26-24, 15-12).
The non-district match took place at the John Alexander Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
Ka'Lessia Anderson supplied Jacksonville with 21 kills, eight blocks and three aces while Tamia Tucker collected 19 kills, a dig and four blocks.
Leading the Maidens in assists (34) was Ashley Freeney. She also had 13 digs and a pair of spikes.
Lauryn Johnson and Stormy Willis pitched in 17 and 15 digs, respectively.
Other Maidens that recorded noteworthy efforts were Jordyn Whitaker (5 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks) and Morgan Washburn (9 digs, 1 ace).
Jacksonville has the night off on Friday and will travel to Longview to take on Spring Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 10.