Tri-City Titans take homecoming volleyball match

By: 
Jenny Gessaman
Reporter
Two girls jump, hands tilted over a net, to block a volleyball that has sailed past them, while a player comes down from a spike on the other side.

Tri-City Titan’s Brianna Bergum spikes the ball past the DGS Bearcats block Saturday night.

Photo by Jenny Gessaman

Saturday brought two homecoming games for the DGS Bearcats, and while the football team walked away with a 30-point win, the girls’ volleyball team fell to a 3-0 defeat to the Tri-City Titans.

The Titans scored several point runs in the first match, taking the win with a score of 25-8. The Bearcats gained momentum in the second match, tightening the gap but still losing 15-25. The game, and the evening, came to a head in match three, producing sustained volleys and a close final score of 25-22 for the Tri-City Titans.

Tri-City scored 11 aces, with Alyssa Thomas and Brianna Bergum tying with four each. Devyn Hughes helped seal the victory, making 12 of the team’s 22 kills against the DGS Bearcats. The Tri-City Titans only made three digs, but did better with a total of 22 assists, 21 coming from junior Morgan Wertheimer.

“It went very well,” Titans Head Coach Chantelle Thomas said. “They communicated and hit well, and it’s because they were working together.”

The Bearcats’ head coach labeled her team’s performance “not their best.”

“It’s our third game on homecoming week, and they were exhausted,” she said. “Not that that’s an excuse. They fired up in the third game, but the first two were flat.”

The team still displayed some of their strengths Saturday night, as junior Skyler Miller led with 11 of 14 assists. Senior Kyra Randel came first in most kills, digs and aces for the team. The DGS Bearcats scored 34 digs and seven aces.

“I was really frustrated with our play Saturday night,” Becker said. “The girls played competitive volleyball Thursday against Winifred /Roy, and played really well in our alumni game Friday night. I was hoping they could roll from the victory Friday on into Saturday night in Hobson, but that wasn’t the case.”

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