EAST WENATCHEE – The Sunnyside volleyball team continues to struggle as it suffered another loss last night, this time to Eastmont.
The Wildcats won the first two sets 25-15, 25-13.
The Lady Grizzlies rallied for a 26-24 win, fighting for every point throughout the third set.
The Wildcats came back, though. Eastmont snatched up the Big Nine League victory after the final set was decided by a 25-17 score.
Sunnyside Coach Jordyne Jaquish said the Lady Grizzlies have every capability of winning a match. However, last night the team suffered due to a lack of communication and intensity at the beginning of the match against the Wildcats.
“Unfortunately, we did not see the same strong court communication from our recent practices in the game last night,” said Jaquish.
Communication on serve-receives and defense is vital to every match. Jaquish said there were passing errors in the first two sets because of a lack of talking between the Lady Grizzlies.
She said passing errors cannot “…be translated into an aggressive attack at the net.”
Jaquish said Sunnyside also needs to work on serving accuracy, although some strides have been made.
Maloree Kupp of the Lady Grizzlies was 18-for-19 from the service line, three of those serves ending up as aces. Teammate Amber Cornwell was 9-for-10 in serving.
Kupp also recorded five blocks and five kills.
Sunnyside’s Vanessa Alvarez recorded five kills, as well.
Nine defensive digs, six of which were perfect passes, were recorded by Ashleigh Oswalt. Teammate Alexis Rocha kept the ball from hitting the floor nine times and delivered four perfect passes.
Sunnyside (0-3, 0-7) will tomorrow (Thursday) host Davis.