ITALY — The Lady Gladiator volleyball team dropped a heartbreaker on its home court to Milford on Tuesday.

Italy was defeated in five sets, 19-25, 27-25, 14-25, 25-20, 11-15, to fall to 1-2 in District 12-2A and 5-11 on the season.

Sophomore Shaniaya Johnson led the Lady Gladiators with seven kills, while Jenna Holden added five. Karley Nelson had a team-high eight digs, Taylor Boyd had six, Alex Jones recorded five, and Brycelen Richards and Johnson each had four.

Richards also led Italy with 15 assists.

Italy returns to the court Friday to face the Frost Polar Bears at 5:30 p.m. at home.