Freshman Heidi Johnson serves in a game against Forest Lake Christian High School on Sept. 15. The Cavs lost the first set, but improved on their score in the second set, 23-25.

After losing first set to Forest Lake by 12, JV volleyball team gets within two in the second set

The girls’ junior varsity volleyball team was defeated by Forest Lake on Sept. 15, 2-0.

This was the second official game that the team has played this season, previously losing to Woodland Christian.

The first set ended with a final score of 13-25. After this, the team made a comeback and ended the second set with an improved score of 23-25.

“I thought the team played well,” coach Kristi Mathisen said after the game. “They were more comfy with their rotations. The second set was a really close game.”

Co-captain freshman Lia Kaufman agreed with Mathisen about the second set being close.

“The first game we didn’t play our best,” she said. “In the second game we came back. We were finally passing their serves that were really hard. We just got into our zone.”

Kaufman says that the team needs to work more on serving, receiving serves and talking to each other.

“We are pretty good at passing, and we are getting way better at three-touch plays,” she added.

“I think we are good at working together,” freshman Tori Van Vleck said.

The girls have a tournament, the Carmichael Invitational, on Saturday, Sept. 19.

“At this Saturday’s tournament, (the girls) will have extended reps in game time situations,” Mathisen said.

—By Annya Dahmani

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