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Mikayla Thompson returns a volley against Okanogan. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Lady Raiders volleyball team lost in the tie-breaking fifth set Sept. 20 against Okanogan.

"My girls started off the game really hot," Head Coach Kasey Garvin said. "They served, passed, and hit very well. We just couldn't string two good sets together."

"Okanogan blocked very well in the second set and took my hitters out of their groove for the remainder of the evening," Garvin continued.

The first eight games for the Lady Raiders this season are non-league games, but the next eight are league games, when things really count. Garvin said she looks forward to improving where they can so they can win the league games coming up.

"My girls are really young," Garvin noted. "We're working on increasing our tempo and being proactive players on the court; that takes time. When we get the full trifecta of our offense, and our serving is in the 90 percentile for the evening, we are a very hard team to beat."

But the girls lost 3-1 Saturday against Tonasket. Two of the losses were very close, losing 28-26 in the second game, and 25-23 in the fourth.

"I thought we played Tonasket pretty well," Garvin said. "We started out pretty slow; we couldn't get our tip coverage working for us, and our passing was off. We gave them a close game the second set, but we missed key serves at key moments and lost our three-point cushion to win that set. We came out serving really strong the third set, and our hitters were finding holes. We figured out the tip placements, but just a tiny bit too late in the day to come out the victor."

The Lady Raiders played last night against Brewster, losing 21-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 8-25.

They play in Soap Lake Thursday, and their next home game and first league game will be hosting Bridgeport on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Okanogan vs Lake Roosevelt

Scoring Summary

OK def. LR 25-13, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 9-15

Individual Stats

Garvin 4 aces, 29 assists, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 14 digs; Picard 8 kills, 3 digs; Thompson 4 aces, 2 assists, 12 kills, 1 block, 15 digs; E. Hansen 5 aces, 1 asst, 4 kills, 4 digs; Pitner 3 aces, 3 kills, 1 dig; Ludwig 2 aces, 1 assist, 1 kill, 3 digs; A. Hansen 1 assist, 6 kills, 1 block, 2 digs; Abel 2 kills; 5 digs; Williams 1 dig; Olbricht 1 kill

Team Stats: 18 aces; 34 assists; 40 kills; 4 blocks; 48 digs

Lake Roosevelt vs. Tonasket

Scoring Summary

Ton. def. LR 9-25; 26-28; 25-12; 23-25

Individual Stats

Garvin 5 aces, 24 assists, 2 kills, 11 digs; Picard

7 aces, 1 assist, 9 kills; Thompson 2 aces, 11 kills,

4 blocks, 2 digs; A. Hansen 4 aces, 1 assist, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig; E. Hansen 1 ace, 1 assist, 2 kills;

Pitner 1 ace; Olbricht 2 aces, 1 kill; Ludwig 4 digs; Williams 1 dig

Team Stats

22 aces; 27 assists; 30 kills; 6 blocks; 19 digs

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