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MG spikers fall to Mountlake Terrace 3-2

 

November 1, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Alyssa Hagar, left, and Makayla Belew go up for the block in the fifth set against Mountlake Terrace at Marysville Getchell High School on Oct. 25.

The Marysville Getchell volleyball team matched up with the Mountlake Terrace Hawks in a back-and-forth game, on Oct. 25.

The Chargers got off to a hot start as they quickly developed an 11-5 lead in the first set against the Hawks. They continued this dominance through the rest of the set as they took it with a score of 25-17.

Mountlake Terrace bounced back in the second and third set as they made very few mistakes and took advantage of miscues by Marysville Getchell. The Hawks took both sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-13, respectively.

Marysville Getchell refused to lay down and take the loss as they battled back and forth with the Hawks in the fourth set. Halfway through the set the Chargers earned a slight lead of three, 12-9. They traded points with the Hawks, but the Chargers ended up on top by a score of 25-22.

It all came down to a final tie-breaking set as each team came into it hungry and ready to seal their victory. Each team went back and forth until it came down to the Hawks leading 14-12. With the game point in the balance, both teams fought hard, but in the end Mountlake Terrace took the 15-12 win. With that the Chargers lost to the Hawks with the set score of 3-2.

Andrew Hines

photo BY Andrew Hines Chargers' senior setter, Kara Elshaug, nearly hits the net as she saves the possession at Marysville Getchell High School on Oct. 25.

"It was a really tough game for us and we fought really hard. We did a really good job adjusting throughout, but Terrace was able to mix up their hits and that gave us some trouble. Looking forward, we have a lot of returning players for next season and we are making a plan to help them get better," said MG Head Coach Kristina Naff.

It was the Chargers' senior night as they were led by their five seniors: Evelyn Gutierrez, Makayla Belew, Kathryn Andrews, Kara Elshaug and Hayley Francis. Andrews, Francis and Belew led the team with their offense from the outside, as well as their ability to block shots. They were responsible for creating a lot of the offense for Marysville Getchell as well as turning the momentum in their favor.

Marysville Getchell played their last game of the season and will be going into their offseason with the goal of progressing with their experienced core.

 

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