From Varsity Game Reporter, Glen Bergstrom…
Off to a home game at Valencia HS, home of the Vikings. Here are the results
Game 1. We lost 15-25. natalie and Annika started the game with a block for a 1-0 lead. Annika stuffed the ball for another point. Annika and Kaitin then had a block. annika saved one from the players chairs and Hannah got it over for the point. 6-7. kaitlin had a kill, Natalie with a kill and a tip got it to 9-15. Annika had two more kills and the score was close at 12-17. Jordan had a kill and Hannah had an ace but the Wildcats came up short 15-25
Game 2. We lost 25-13. Not too many highlights in this one for the Wildcats. We scored on Valencia errors. The highlights were Cassidy with two tips for points early in the game, we had a 3-1 lead. Janessa stuffed the ball, Cassidy with another tip over and Kaitlin for the kill. Those were our highlights for game 2.
Game 3. We lost 26-28. Wow! a great game! Game started with a great block by Annika and Kaitlin for a 2-2 score. Annika then had a kill to keep it at 4-3. Annika had a tip to get it to 5-5. Another tip by Annika got the score to 5-5. Wait….you say I did not change the score to 6? Well you would be right. The Wildcat side of the building called for a score check but the refs and others on the sidelines said the score was correct as they continued to play on. That point would have made a difference as we get to the end of the game! Alexa followed with a kill to get it to 6-8, Natalie with a kill, 7-9, and Hunter with an ace 9-10. The game was close. Natalie had an ace and Alexa with a kill got it to 14-14. Alexa with another kill. and another, and another and another! Now 21-22. Natalie had a tip over for a point 24-23 but the Vikings came back and tied it. It went back and forth with Valencia scoring on our errors and a couple of crazy hard hits and the Vikings won game 3 26-28
Another highlight of the game was Hunter’s playing time. She had a great evening in the back row especially in game 3. Thank you Hunter!!
If the Wildcats can play the rest of the year with the enthusiasm seen in game 3 we should be able to finish off the year in the win column.