Sunnyside Christian's volleyball team had the best start imaginable against rival Trout Lake, but faltered late in a 3-2 loss.
The Lady Knights, playing at home, hustled out to a 2-0 lead on the strength of 25-21 and 25-22 victories. "We had some great blocks in the first two games," noted SCHS Coach Andrea Dobson, "but their hitters gained confidence in the third."
The third game was indeed pivotal, as Trout Lake outlasted SCHS for a 25-20 win to stay alive.
That turned the momentum and, ultimately, the outcome of the match. Trout Lake went on to take games three and four, 25-15 and 15-9 respectively, and the match.
"We missed a lot of serves we should have made," Dobson noted of the last three games.
Tori Van Wingerden and Andrea Schutt were strong at the net for the Lady Knights, knocking down 25 and 22 kills, respectively. Jessica Schrotenboer hustled for team highs in aces (12) and digs (14).
The loss dropped SCHS to 4-6 in league play and 12-9 on the season. The Lady Knights play their home finale today, Monday, against Liberty Christian.