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D’backs, Grizzlies bumped from NorCals

UNION MINE LIBERO Madison Berridge digs this ball at last week's section final in Davis. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Union Mine High volleyball team lost its CIF NorCal Division III opener to host St. Ignatius Tuesday in four games by the scores 16-25, 11-25, 25-19, 23-25. The Lady Diamondbacks finish with an overall record of 27-3-1. The loss marked the final match for seniors Logan Savidge, Kaity Kime and Cierra Slater.

Hoping to snare a first-game win, Union Mine was instead hit by the Wildcats’ 10-run as the San Francisco team grabbed a one-game lead.

“Although we arrived early, we’re a young team and the travel had an effect as we were flat in the first two games,” D’back coach Mike Yates said. “We had a shot in the first one before their run but they crushed us in the second and it’s very tough getting down two games to a team like that.”

Despite its size disadvantage, Union Mine calmed itself, settled down and played its game to take game No. 3 by six points. Yates said the D’backs’ play in the fourth game “was alright” but tuned into “a point them, a point us” rhythm that eventually favored St. Ignatius (33-7).

“If we played really well we won the point. If we didn’t they did.” Yates said. “The girls are upset because they know this is one they could have won. Maybe had we worked harder in games that seemed easy to us — maybe we could have pulled it out.”

While Union Mine had a season to remember, Yates would do it differently next year. The D’backs lost just four matches but three were in the final two weeks.

“Going eight weeks without dropping a game sounds good but it means you’re not playing tough competition. When we did we weren’t ready and couldn’t win as what happened twice to Vista and tonight,” Yates said. “Next year we need to get in some late season tournaments and scrimmage so we’re sharp when the competition gets a lot better.”

KENTFIELD — With an effort more suited to the preseason than the postseason, the Grizzlies’ season came to an end at the hands of Marin Catholic, 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-18). Eerily reminiscent of last season’s loss at Escalon, Golden Sierra had little life and no defense.

“I think we were in-system maybe five times all night” head coach Justin Cox said. “Our defense was off, our serve-receive was off and we didn’t serve particularly well either.”


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