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October 2, 2012 > Women's Volleyball: Logan Girls' Volleyball Breaks Even on the Week

Women's Volleyball: Logan Girls' Volleyball Breaks Even on the Week

Submitted By Steve Burmaster

The Logan Girls' Volleyball team went 1-1 the last week of September, falling to Irvington 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 15-25, 19-25) on Tuesday and defeating Mission San Jose 3-0 (25-23, 25-8, 25-14) on Thursday.

The Colts looked really strong in Game 1 against Irvington, utilizing great passing, digging, blocking, serving and hitting. In Game 2 there were additional bright spots, but numerous missed serves took away the Colts' momentum and diminished their opportunities to put the game away.

Game 3 was all Irvington. The Vikings dominated with a solid offensive attack that was fueled by numerous "free balls" over the net by the Colts. Game 4 was close until the mid-point when Irvington scored eight straight points .The Colts were able to get back to within five points with the score at 19-24, but after a long rally where the ball crossed the net five times, the Vikings were able to get the ball to their primary offensive attacker and put the ball away convincingly for the final point of the game and match.

"Before the Varsity match, all players, coaches, officials and fans took a moment of silence to remember George Aldrich, long time Volleyball, Softball and Baseball official who passed away this past Tuesday prior to working his scheduled Volleyball match. He had been the President of the local Volleyball Officials Association and was instrumental in bringing goodwill to the MVAL between coaches and officials over the course of the last two years. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

We will all miss him and his positive impact on both high school and area youth sports. We also took a moment of silence to think about fallen volleyball referee Russ Scofield who fainted while officiating the JV Volleyball match. He fell from the referee stand and after being attended to by coaches, officials and fans before paramedics arrived and took him to a local hospital. At this time we do not know any more details, but we are hoping for the best."

Logan played extremely well to open the game, only to lose their focus numerous times and put Mission San Jose back in the game. The Colts eventually hung on to a 25-23 victory. In Games 2 and 3, the Colts simply played outstanding. Numerous players made stellar plays to keep rallies alive. Solid passing and digging allowed the Logan to put on an offensive show, winning 25-8 and 25-14, with 11 of their 14 players getting into the match for significant playing time.

Next week, the Colts will travel to Kennedy on Tuesday, October 2, and then face American at home on Thursday, October 4.

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