COWICHE - The Mabton Lady Vikings volleyball squad defeated the Highland Scotties in three games last night, 25-14, 25-19, 25-11.
Mabton Coach Marty McCallum said the match provided an opportunity for his entire team to play, as Highland has not won a game this season.
"When playing a team that seems to struggle a little, you need to find ways to create your own excitement," he said, stating motivation is important in a match like last night's.
McCallum said the Lady Vikings responded well to his message and took advantage of the opportunity to work on their offensive play.
"There weren't a lot of rallies...our setters got the ball to players that don't get a lot of kill opportunities...our offense was pretty balanced," he stated.
McCallum added that Mabton has been working hard to fix its mental issues, staying focused and not allowing enthusiasm to drop in the past couple of matches.
Passing has been the focus during practice and the Lady Vikings capitalized on the opportunities provided them against the Scotties.
Mabton's Kayla Campbell provided 11 assists, two kills, scored four aces, dug three balls off the floor and served 14-for-14; Monica Tellez assisted once, killed the ball one time, served an ace, had three digs, passed the ball perfectly six times and was 8-for-10 at the service line; Crysta Reynolds killed the ball 10 times, scored four aces, dug the ball three times, blocked it once, had 13 perfect passes and was 13-for-15 serving; Corrina Quesada had 13 assists, a kill and was 7-for-9 serving; Trishi Williams had nine kills, two aces, 10 digs, five blocks, six perfect passes and was 7-for-10 at the service line; Mia Rocha dug the ball from the floor three times and blocked it twice; Terry Anna Wheeler scored an ace, dug the ball once, had two perfect passes and was 7-for-7 serving; and Marisol Cruz had five kills, two digs, a block, a perfect pass and was 1-for-1 serving.
Mabton (3-7, 4-7) competes at home during senior night against Naches Valley tomorrow (Thursday).