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MG spikers fall to Eastlake


Andrew Hines

Marysville Getchell's Emily Anderson hits a strong spike for the point at Marysville Getchell High School on Sept. 8

The Marysville Getchell girls volleyball team took on the Eastlake Wildcats in their first home game of the new season on Sept. 8.

In each of the three games the Chargers were beaten by nine or more points, giving the Wildcats the win. Coming off of a 2-12 year last season , the Chargers are looking to build their chemistry and surprise a lot of teams this year.

"We've got seven seniors and eight returners. All of our girls have shown up and learned how to be leaders. We've got a couple of girls who are four-year varsity returners including Juliana Cameron, our setter, and Robin Meador, our libero. They always come out really strong, but this year they have also proven to be strong leaders on and off the court, as well as the rest of our seniors," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kristina Naff.

From the first serve the Chargers battled tough, keeping the score close early on in the contest. Falling by a final score of 25-16 in the first game, Marysville Getchell looked like they lost confidence moving forward. Over the next two games they didn't come close, scoring 12 and 15, respectively.

"We have a lot of really talented girls this year who are learning how to communicate. So the biggest thing for us is working on our communication and getting some confidence in ourselves. Today was our first home game, first game of the season, so today was a lot of getting the jitters out, getting the kinks out. A lot of it is getting our team chemistry and communication. We have the ability to go pretty far in this conference if we show up. So our main thing is playing to win and playing with confidence every day and every game. Our goal is to get as far as we can, we're shooting for the stars and I think we can get there," said Coach Naff.

The Chargers next home game will be on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. against the Lynnwood Royals.


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