GOLDENDALE - The Lady Vikings trekked to Goldendale last night to take on the number one team in the league and finished the night with a three-set loss, moving their conference record to 4-3.
"We had zero offense," said Mabton Coach Marty McCallum. And, he added, as a team, the Lady Vikings had 16 kills total for all three matches. Goldendale's back row play is so good, there's not a lot you can do offensively, he said.
Mabton was without its key offensive player, Trishi Williams, unavailable for last night's match. McCallum said that Lady Vike Crysta Reynolds usually averages about nine kills a match. But last night, Reynolds only had three. But, she had six digs and 11 perfect passes.
"We played great defense, but we didn't block (very well)," McCallum said.
The Vikings lost to the Timberwolves, ranked among the top 10 teams in the state for 1A schools, 25-10, 25-12, 25-14.
Mabton's Heidi Nunez had eight assists, one ace, a dig and two perfect passes. Teammate Jessica Quesada had three kills and eight perfect passes while Monica Tellez had six assists, five kills, two digs and one perfect pass for Mabton.
Debbie Enriquez had six digs and four perfect passes for Mabton.
Mabton's next match is at home this Thursday against Highland.