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Logan Girls' Volleyball Falls Short to Amador Valley
By Steve Burmaster
August 30, 2012
The Logan Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team fell short to Amador Valley on Thursday, by the score of 0-3.
Amador Valley came out serving very tough with their first server scoring 8 straight points to take an 8-0 lead over Logan in Game 1. The Colts found themselves in a big hole and were never really able to recover, as they lost by a final score of 14-21.
Game 2 was more of the same, with Amador Valley serving tough and forcing Logan to settle for numerous free balls on their third contact. This kept the Colts on the defensive all game, eventually resulting in another 14-21 loss.
In Game 3 the Colts’ passing was much better and the match was still very close at 17-18 when they found themselves on the losing end of a long, crucial rally, setting the score at 17-19. The next opportunity to close the gap failed after another loss on a long rally gave Amador Valley a 23-21 lead. Another kill gave the Dons a lead of 24-21, and then an ace serve sealed the game and the match for Amador Valley, with a final score of 25-21.
Although the Colts were soundly beaten, there were some bright spots and extended rallies. The bottom line is that the Colts need to pass much better to develop a solid side-out game, and then everything else will get much better. The Colts’ next competition date is a home scrimmage tournament (jamboree) where they will face 5 other schools in a round robin event on Wednesday, September 5th. This will be a good opportunity for the team to try out a variety of line-ups and gain some experience before heading down to San Luis Obispo to face some tough Southern, Central and Central Coast competition during a two-day tournament on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8.
The focus of the next few days of Colts practice will be serve and receive practice, as well as running the offense after making a dig. With continued focus and perseverance, the Colts will continue to improve and will be much more prepared for when the upcoming MVAL matches begin.