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Two comebacks fizzle in LR volleyball action

 

Mikayla Thompson, right, stops a Manson volley at the net, with Rylee Pitner rising to the occasion too. Sean Garvin is ready at left. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Lady Raiders lost two nail biters this past week, succumbing in each volleyball match in their tie-breaking fifth sets.

In Bridgeport Tuesday, after going down 2-0, Lake Roosevelt won the third and fourth sets to tie things up, but lost the fifth set to the Fillies 15-10.

"Bridgeport played very good defense against us," LR Head Coach Kasey Garvin said. "Our serving didn't do us any favors for the evening."

Thursday saw the Lady Raiders face the undefeated Manson Trojans. After again going down 2-0, the Lady Raiders again tied things up by winning the third and fourth sets before losing the fifth.

"It was hard-fought volleyball all evening," Garvin said. "I was really proud of the girls, having dropped the first two sets and coming back and winning the next two. I would have liked to have seen the fifth set go better, but too many unforced errors cost us that set."

"My girls played a very fast offensive tempo that I was very proud of," Garvin continued. "I have been waiting all season for them to have the guts to run it. Our passing was much better, which allowed us to run our offense."

Garvin highlighted some of her players' strong points from the night: "Olivia Ludwig stepped up for the evening and played very well all around. Her string of serving in the fourth set (7/7 – two aces) led her team to that victory. Sean Garvin set the ball very well for the night; she did a great job pulling the block and allowing her hitters open-net shots. Addison Hansen had four total blocks for the evening, which helped out defensively for us."

Garvin finished things off on an optimistic note. "All in all, we're moving and playing with better efficiency which should help out going into the remainder of league play."

The Lady Raiders were scheduled to play last night (Tuesday) in Waterville and will play at home this Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m., taking on the Oroville Hornets. They head to Liberty Bell on Saturday.

Lake Roosevelt vs. Bridgeport

Scoring Summary

Bpt def. LR 25-21; 25-22; 21-25;

21-25; 15-10

Individual Stats

Garvin 5 aces, 31 assists, 3 kills, 6 digs; Thompson 4 aces, 2 assists, 9 kills, 1 block, 4 digs; E. Hansen 2 aces, 7 kills, 2 digs; Picard 5 aces, 11 kills, 4 digs; A. Hansen 1 ace, 3 kills, 3 digs; Ludwig 1 ace; 1 kill; Olbricht 1 assist, 3 kills, 3 digs; Williams 1 kill, 3 digs; Abel 2 digs; Harrington 4 digs

Lake Roosevelt vs. Manson

Manson def. LR 25-22; 25-18; 22-25; 23-25; 15-4

Individual Stats

Garvin 3 aces, 24 assists, 4 kills, 14 digs, 1 block, 1 asst block; Thompson 3 aces, 14 kills, 1 block, 2 digs; Pitner 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 block, 1 dig; Ludwig 3 aces, 1 assist, 5 kills, 7 digs; A.Hansen 3 assists, 3 kills, 3 blocks, 1 asst block; E. Hansen 6 kills, 7 digs; Williams 1 assist, 6 digs; Abel 1 kill,

7 digs; Olbricht 1 asst; Harrington

3 digs

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