The Lady Spartans battled to the end against Payson on Thursday evening on the home court.
Emery and Payson went back and forth throughout the game, barely edging each other out in the first three sets. Payson took the first one with a score of 25-23, Emery came back in the second with a 25-23 and Payson secured another set in the third with a score of 25-21.
Emery looked promising after the fourth set, ending at 25-15. Payson made a come back in the end, grabbing a 15-13 win in the final set.
The Lady Spartans will look for a win on the road against Altamont on Tuesday before traveling to Beaver on Thursday.