Lack of practices, games cause JV volleyball girls’ defeat by Valley Christian

Adam Dean
The JV volleyball starters wait for a serve from Valley Christian.

The JV volleyball team played their first game in a month on Oct. 13 against Valley Christian.

So they weren’t surprised to lose 2-0 (5-25, 8-25).

Games have been far and few between because of the small number of league teams that can field JV squads.

Not only has the team gone without a game for a long period of time, practices have also been scarce.

The girls have had only two practices in the past two weeks, according to coach Kristi Mathisen.

“It’s been really hard to get the team together between class trips and varsity games,” Mathisen said.

A lack of communication was also a major factor in Thursday’s performance.

Adam Dean
Freshman Emme Bogetich, right, runs to hit a ball from the back row while freshman Alyssa Valverde and sophomore Kyra Lafitte keep an eye on the front row.

“We had a lot of gaps that the ball always seemed to go to,” freshman Emma Boersma said.

“We could have gotten it if we called it.”

However, the team came away with a few positives.

“This game we learned that (Valley Christian) can’t return balls, so we’ll be ready next time,” Mathisen said.

The Cavs will take on the Lions again on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Being only a day before Homecoming, the game was a good evaluation before the girls face Valley Christian on Friday, Oct. 14.

“(This game) was like a warmup,” sophomore Brandi Riziki said. “We are ready to do our best and go hard tomorrow. We’re really excited for Homecoming.”

The game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6 p.m.

By Adam Dean

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