KENNEWICK - The Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team fell in three games last night, Tuesday, at host Kennewick.
The Lions took control from the get-go, winning game one 25-10, followed by 25-8, 25-12 victories in games two and three, respectively.
"We didn't really have our heads in the match," Coach Sandy Jaquish said. "Emotionally we weren't prepared. It had a funny feel when we got off that bus. We just didn't have that spark tonight."
The coach said his team lacked drive on offense.
"In our league you just can't play defense, you have to hit the ball back at them," Jaquish said. "It takes us too long in a match to get going."
He added that Kennewick was a team the Lady Grizzlies felt they could compete against.
The problem, Jaquish said, might have been anticipation of homecoming festivities. "We're already in homecoming mode, we're thinking about football and not volleyball."
No statistics were available from last night's match.
As for the Lady Grizzlies (0-7), Jaquish said having the next three matches at home should help, starting with Eastmont tomorrow, Thursday.
Due to school construction the Lady Grizzlies had to play five of their first seven matches on the road.
"We have to pick up the pieces and see what we can do in our home gym," Jaquish said.