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LR ladies lose three in three


Aiyanna Picard returns a volley for a point against the Bulldogs. - Scott Hunter photo

The Lady Raiders faced the top two volleyball teams from the Central Washington 2B North League last week, losing decisively to Brewster but forcing Okanogan to work for every point.

At Brewster Sept. 29, Lake Roosevelt lost in three games to the strong Bears squad.

"We allowed Brewster to dictate our game flow," Head Coach Kasey Garvin said, summarizing the game. "We passed a lot of balls off target, throwing our offense out of system."

But last Thursday at home against the Bulldogs, the Lady Raiders lost in three hard-fought games.

"We played Okanogan very well in the first two sets," said Garvin. "I was hoping to take those early sets away from them, but we just weren't able to capitalize on all of their errors."

But Garvin had praise for her team. "My girls went into that game on high energy," she said. "They really wanted that game."

Garvin highlighted Cassi Palmer and Aiyanna Picard for their great serves against Okanogan.

On Monday night, the Lady Raiders took on the Fillies of Bridgeport at home in a makeup match. The Lady Raiders also lost to the Fillies in three games.

"We made a lot of hitting errors and didn't serve very well," Garvin said. "Those two things make up a good portion of the game, and we failed in both departments."

But Garvin sees more progress for LR in coming matches.

"We begin the second round of our league play today," she noted. "My expectations are high this next go around."

Last night, the Lady Raiders went to Liberty Bell to take on the Mt. Lions, whom they defeated 3-1 Sept. 10 at home.

Tomorrow, in Coulee Dam, starting at 5:30 p.m. the Lady Raiders will be taking on the last-place Oroville Hornets, another team they defeated in three games, at Oroville Sept. 15.

Garvin said she wants to see her team "get out there and play volleyball the way they know how to."

Scores vs. Brewster

Brewster 25 25 25

LR 16 15 10

Kayley Duclos - 2 kills; 1 ace

Jocelyn Moore - 2 kills; 1 block;

3 digs; 1 ace; 1 assist

Sean Garvin - 3 kills; 1 ace; 8 assists; 1 dig

Aiyanna Picard - 4 kills; 1 ace; 1 dig

Areielle White - 1 kill; 1 ace

Addison Hansen - 1 kill; 2 solo blocks

Caasi Palmer - 1 ace

Scores vs Okanogan

OK 25 25 25

LR 21 23 17

Kayley Duclos - 7 kills; 1 ace

Jocelyn Moore- 7 kills; 3 aces; 3 digs; 2 block assts; 2 assists

Sean Garvin- 6 kills; 17 assts; 4 digs; 2 block assts; 1 solo block

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