Leader Sports Writer
The Bear River volleyball team struggled with serving in both matches against Ogden and Ben Lomond last week, but the game against Ben Lomond they greatly improved their passing.
“The Ben Lomond loss was a big loss for the girls,” said coach Megan Cooper. “They just looked like they ran out of gas. Hopefully we can get that fixed for this next week.”
The Bears defeated Ogden in four sets with scores of 25-23, 17-25, 25-20 and 25-18. Alyssa Park had the top stat for serving with 12 points and five aces and also had 12 kills and nine digs. Caitlin Wiggins had 10 points with three aces and nine digs. Senior Monica Olsen had 10 service points, with one ace. Stephany Peterson had five kills while Michelle Davis had 11 digs.
While the girls had better passing during the Ben Lomond match, they ended up losing in five. The scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25 and 8-15. Olsen toped the serving with 10 service points and one ace. Samantha Getz added eight service points and three aces and Park rounded out the top serving with seven points and three aces and also had 12 kills. Peterson had 11 kills as well. Davis had an impressive 28 digs while Wiggins had 16 and Park had 14.
Focusing on the fundamentals of serving and passing will be the goals for these next games and the rest will hopefully fall into place for the Bears.
“We face tough matches this week,” Cooper stated. Tuesday is Morgan at home and Thursday they travel to Grantsville. The Bears invite everyone to come to the Nat on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to cheer them on.