South Fork Volleyball Still Digging for a Win

Kylee Girard and Kaylee Valk digging for the ball during a recent match in Miranda [Photo by Crystal Salomon]

South Fork High’s volleyball team is now just one varsity team, with the JV program being canceled due to numbers, and head coach Heather Ellis is hoping that consolidating all of the talent will give the squad a morale boost and improved confidence moving forward through the season.

The JVs got a couple wins over St. Bernard’s 25-22, 19-25, 15-11; and Ferndale 13-25, 25-10, 15-8. Against St. Bernard’s Sarah Richardson served consistently and had 2 aces. Sophia Studebaker and Kaylee Valk also had aces and Myrna Navarrete assisted a kill by Kaya Keefe.

Against Ferndale, Ellis said Jenny Martinez carried the team to victory, scoring 14 points with an outstanding serve and getting 4 aces. She added that everyone served consistently which is key to winning in volleyball.

Lady Cub spikes the ball during a recent match in Miranda [photo by Crystal Salomon]

Meanwhile the Varsity team is still looking for its first win, but Ellis is seeing steady improvement and knows when her players are focused and communicating well, they will have success.

On September 26, South Fork lost at Ferndale 22-25, 17-25, 12-25. On September 28, they fell to Hoopa, who Ellis says is the best team she’s seen so far this season, 12-25, 10-25, 10-25. “We started strong and had a few good ralies,” said Ellis.

On October 3 at St. Bernard’s the team suffered from poor service and communication and lost 11-25, 3-25, 13-25. Kaylee Valk had an ace, and Kylee girard had a kill in the match.

On October 5, Ellis said the Lady Cubs played much better than the score suggests, losing to Ferndale 19-25, 15-25, 16-25. Senior Jasmine Krastes had 2 aces and a kill, and Kaylee Valk added a kill.

Next up for the Lady Cubs will be a home match against St. Bernard’s Thursday October 12, starting at 5:30 in the newly remodeled gym in Miranda.

 

 

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