Friday Harbor volleyball team sweeps Hurricanes
October 1, 2008 · 4:28 PM
There’s no place like home.
A road-weary Friday Harbor volleyball team claimed its first match of the season with a three-game sweep at home Sept. 25 over Mount Vernon Christian.
With the victory, the Wolverines put an end to a string of four straight losses, all of which came on the road, and cashed in big on their first match at home.
Friday Harbor (1-4) blanked the Hurricanes, winless so far this season, 25-16, 25-14, 25-19.
“Home is a good place for us,” senior Kelsie Carlton said. “The crowd really gets us pumped up.”
Evidently, going toe-to-toe against the Hurricanes gets Friday Harbor pumped up as well. Though wins have been scarce the past three seasons, the Wolverines tallied their third-consecutive match win over Mount Vernon Christian, dating back to last season. Senior Meaghan McCormick hopes the decisive win proves to be a catalyst for change.
“It’s fun to get a win,” McCormick said. “We tend to play down to other people’s level, but we didn’t do that in this match.”
Friday Harbor 1
In a see-saw battle at home against Meridian, the Wolverines seemed to be right on course.
Though trailing 2-1 in games, Friday Harbor had a decisive 10-5 lead in game No. 4 and appeared well on its way to forcing a fifth and final game. But the Trojans rallied to tie at 11-11, and then turned a 10-to-5 point run into a commanding lead and runaway win on the road.
The Trojans (2-2) won the match in four games, 25-19, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18.
Friday Harbor fell to 1-5 overall.
Next: The Wolverines are on the road Thursday at Darrington and at Nooksack Valley Saturday.
The Wolverines host perennial league powerhouse La Conner Oct. 9. The match begins at 4:30 p.m.
— Scott Rasmussen