The Sunnyside Christian High School volleyball team may have lost to Riverside Christian Tuesday night, but the Lady Knights coach isn't complaining.
"I was proud of the girls," said Sunnyside Christian Coach Andrea Dobson. She added that she felt her team did a lot of good things against Riverside.
The Lady Knights lost Tuesday's home match, a league competition, in three games, 25-21, 25-18, 25-13.
"We played better than the scores indicate," Dobson said of her team's performance.
According to DoDespite tough performance during the first two games of the match. The Sunnyside Christian team was able to keep pace with Riverside, as spectators watched the score go back and forth between the two schools.
"We were leading in the first two games for quite awhile," Dobson said.
It wasn't until the end of the second game that Dobson saw her team begin to deflate.
"We let down mentally at the end of the second game," said the coach. The Lady Knights weren't able to rally back during the final game of the match.
Dobson said her team did well at the service line against Riverside. She said what ended up hurting her team were the little mistakes that were made along the way.
Despite losing to Riverside Christian, Dobson said her team played well. Two players who put in good performances Tuesday night were Chelsey Jones and Andrea Schutt. Jones had 5 blocks, 14 digs, 14 kills and 5 aces; while Schutt had 4 blocks, 10 digs and 12 kills.
"(They) did well at the net," Dobson said of the two players.
Other players who helped the Lady Knights against Riverside were Courtney Rice, who had 8 service aces and 6 digs; Jessica Schrotenboer, who had 4 kills, 4 service aces and 11 digs; Kayla Hughes, who had 4 digs; Abby Berkompas, who had 2 digs; Tori Van Wingerden, who had 24 assists, 5 aces and 2 kills; and Brittany den Hoed, who had 8 kills and 8 digs.
The Lady Knights (1-2, 2-3) will take to the court again this Friday night at home against Klickitat.