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Volleyball goes down in three sets to league rival Green Mountain

Geoff Mintz
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It was a lackluster outing for the Summit High volleyball team. They lost in three sets to the state’s No. 10 ranked team, Green Mountain High School, (15-25, 16-25, 13-25) Friday night at home.

Head coach Liz Hughes said it was a game in which they could’ve and should’ve been more competitive.

“They just didn’t show up today, to be quite honest. They’re so much better than that,” Hughes said after the game Friday. “We’ve been working really hard on playing with confidence and the didn’t tonight.”

She said their previous game against Conifer earlier in the week was much better, although they barely lost that game 3-2 in a close match.

“They were definitely passing better (against Conifer), and they were serving better also,” she said. “They were serving way tougher. Usually they can serve a team right off the court, and they couldn’t do it with this team.”

Green Mountain was vulnerable, Hughes said. It was an opportunity for a win that they let go. “They just showed up a little bit flat and, frankly, a little bit scared,” th coach said.

In terms of individual performances, Lisa Evans did a great job of making some key plays, key kills and good serves. Kates Raymond also came out with some great serves, Hughes said.

“We needed better blocking. We were a little slow. (Green Mountain) ran a really fast offense and my girls couldn’t get to the things they do every day. They just weren’t getting there,” she said.

With its next game slated for Monday at Elizabeth, the team won’t have any practice time to regroup; they’re just going to have to arrive on the court with more confidence.

“They’re a resilient team. They’re going to have the ability to show up against Elizabeth as themselves. I know they are,” she said. “All we can do at practice on Tuesday is work on making those plays and getting away from those errors. They’re making unforced errors left and right.”

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