(Graphic by Larkin Barnard-Bahn and Jackson Crawford)

The varsity volleyball team’s winning streak ended at three matches with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 home loss to the Faith Christian Lions on Sept. 9. 

Coach Jason Kreps said the team’s lack of communication contributed to the loss.

“We had a lot of unforced errors, and the team wasn’t focusing on the ball,” Kreps said. 

Despite giving away many points to the Lions, the Cavs recovered with good serving, according to senior outside hitter Naomi Turnbull. 

“Our serves were much better this (match), which motivated us to pull back up when we were five points down (in the first set),” Turnbull said. 

The Lions caught the Cavs off-guard with varied attacking placement, according to junior setter Erin Wilson. 

“Their setter was very aggressive at the net and tipped it to places we weren’t prepared for, which gives us a better idea of what to practice,” Wilson said.

Senior middle hitter Savannah Rosenzweig agreed with Kreps about the unforced errors. 

“If we had made fewer mistakes on our side and just returned the ball over the net, we could’ve won,” Rosenzweig said.

The Cavs’ next game is Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. at El Dorado Adventist. 

By Sanjana Anand

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