Bucks head into league meet 14-0
The Roscommon High School varsity volleyball squad finished the regular Jack Pine Conference season at 14-0 after defeating the Farwell Eagles and Houghton Lake Bobcats both by scores of 2-0 Oct. 27 at Roscommon Middle School.
It was the final home match for four Roscommon seniors. Finishing their careers for the Bucks at home were Olivia Meadows, Olivia Lopez, Laura Walker and Ashley Seames. The four girls were honored before the Houghton Lake match.
Farwell 2, Houghton Lake 1
The Bobcats started the night out on a strong note earning a first set victory over the Farwell Eagles 25-20.
However, this is where the Bobcats started to fall apart as they dropped the next two sets by scores of 25-11 and 25- 15.
“It is very frustrating thing. It is like we feel content with winning one game and therefore settle in, instead of building momentum and building on the previous win,” said Bobcat coach Angie Dalak.
“Our serve receive continues to be strong, but we are not doing a great job of attacking and placing the ball well,” she added.
Maddee Winkler led the Bobcats efforts against the Eagles with six digs, five aces and two blocks. Jordan Ward had one ace and three assists. Kate Vaughn had four digs, two aces and one dig. Sarah Garrett had 12 digs and Brooke Mainville had four kills.
Roscommon 2, Houghton Lake 0
The Bobcats could not get anything going against the high powered offense of Roscommon falling in two sets, 25-13 and 25-6.
“The first game we came out fairly active, talking and moving, doing our best against their solid offense,” said Dalak, “Our serve receive overall was pretty decent, but once again, we couldn’t finish off a play and then the frustration set in.”
“They [Roscommon] have a really solid team, tough serving, tight defense, and an explosive offense, so we knew it was going to be tough,” said Dalak, “When we play teams like that, we need to capitalize when they miss a serve or when we get accurate passes to our setter, but we just weren’t doing that tonight.”
Winkler had three kills, three digs and two blocks. Ward had one block. Vaughn had two kills and one block and Garrett had 16 digs.
Houghton Lake played a home trimeet last (Wednesday) night against Ogemaw Heights and Gladwin.
Both squads will play at Beaverton on Saturday (Oct. 30) during the Jack Pine Conference tournament.