FORESTVILLE - "If you love volleyball, it was the type of match to watch."
Those were the sentiments of Forestville coach Jack Dugan after watching his Forestville Lady Hornets take down the Randolph Lady Cardinals, 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20, Thursday in non-league girls' high school volleyball action.
"I saw something out of my team I hadn't seen yet this year," Dugan said. "They had fun. They didn't let a loss bother them. They had that will to win. It was unbelievable match. As a coach, you coach for these moment. When you see all of your kids - 1 through 14 - get rewarded for hard work in a game, its meaningful to witness."
OBSERVER?Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Members of the Forestville Lady Hornets celebrate after defeating Randolph on?Thursday in girls’ high school non-league volleyball.
Sydney Youngberg led a balanced attack with 16 kills and three blocks while Cherish Pope added four aces, eight kills, one block and 10 digs. Ryanne Dugan contributed in the win with two aces and 34 assists while Alisha Szumigala had seven kills and as many blocks. Kendra Silleman and Baylee Gloss combined for 26 digs for the Lady Hornets.
"You see some nice individual stats, but defensively, we did so many things well," Dugan noted. "It was the little things the kids did that don't show up on a state sheet. I thought defensively, I haven't seen a team play this good of defense in a while at Forestville."
McKenna Maycock led Randolph with seven aces and 28 kills while Mandy Finch charted two aces and 13 kills.
"I couldn't be prouder of the 14 girls I coached," Dugan concluded. "It was a packed crowd. It was fun to be in the gym tonight."
SHERMAN - Jazz Filkov's nine kills and one ace lifted the North Collins (10-2, 10-4) past Sherman (5-5, 6-7) 25-22, 25-14, 25-18, Thursday in CCAA Division 4 girls' high school volleyball.
Beth Kibler added six kills and three aces while Christine Blidy finished with 16 assists, five aces and one kill.
The Lady Wildcats were led by Elle Reed's 12 kills, two aces, three assists and Julia Rater's four kills and two aces.