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Volleyball: Lady Cougars hold off scrappy Griz

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EL DORADO'S Serena Franz, center, battles Grizzly Abby Wever, left, and Lindsey Natrass in Thursday's match in Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

In an intra-county nonleague volleyball match Thursday, El Dorado swept Golden Sierra in three sets at the Cougars’ gym by the score of 25-14, 25-18, 25-18.

El Dorado played strong at the net as outside hitter Serena Franz and middle hitter Makayla Hoyt combined for 12 kills.

“We had excellent blocking,” Cougar coach Shelly Bishop said. “We set our goals and met those goals and that’s what we’ve been doing.”

In the first game, El Dorado (15-7, 5-2 Sierra Valley Conference) jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Three of the next four points for El Dorado came from outside hitter Joy Martin, who had two aces. The Cougars led 10-2 before the Grizzly head coach Justin Cox called time to regroup his team.

When play resumed, Golden Sierra (12-12, 6-2 Sierra Delta League) went on a 6-4 run behind kills from Robin Moore, Paige Murchison and Becca Brown to trim the Cougars’ lead to 14-8.

“Overall I thought we did a good job,” Griz coach Justin Cox said. “The girls in the first game really stepped up.”

The Cougars finished the set with an 11-6 run, mostly kills at the net from Franz, Hoyt and Julia Kirk.

In the second game, the two squads traded leads. Kylie Haverson’s vicious kill gave the Cougars a 7-6 advantage and they continued to lead but not without a battle from the Grizzlies, who twice closed to within three points.

The third game ran similar to the second. Both teams exchanged leads early before El Dorado went up 8-7 thanks to a service point from Kristen Van Gilder.

Sabrina Tate had 20 assists for the Cougars, Riley Weinhold had seven and Piper Raleigh, four.

Hoyt and middle hitter MacKenzie Niemann had two blocked shots each. Kylie Haverson had 8 digs, Martin 6 and Tate 5.

In the junior varsity match, El Dorado also beat Golden Sierra in straight sets, 25-19, 25-23.

Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or mbush@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter. 

Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a Staff Writer at the Mountain Democrat since August 2011. Follow him on Twitter @MBushMtDemo
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