Down by two and with their backs against the wall, the Friday Harbor volleyball team fought its way back in Tuesday’s inter-island match at home against Orcas by tallying a win in a hotly-contested Game 3.
The Wolverines, trailing 23-21 in the third game of the best-of-five contest, erased the two-point deficit and captured four consecutive points to pocket the victory and to tighten the match at two games to one.
But the prospects of a come-from-behind win proved short-lived. The Vikings, capitalizing on superior size up front and experience on the court, jumped out to a 5-0 lead, snapped a 8-8 tie, tallied six-straight points, and then outpaced Friday Harbor down the stretch to claim the match with a 25-17 victory in Game 4.
Orcas, defeated by Darrington at home in its league opener, posted its first league victory by taking three of four games: 25-16, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-17.
With the loss, Friday Harbor fell to 1-2 in Northwest 1A/2B League play, and 1-4 overall, while the Vikings evened their league record at 1-1.
Next: The Wolverines (1-2 league, 1-4 overall) face league-rival Mount Vernon Christian today on the road, and travel to Meridian Saturday for a non-league contest against the Trojans.