Sports

Girls split two with Granite Falls, King's

The Lady Falcon volleyball team beat Granite Falls three out of four games Oct. 11 (25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-16), then dropped three straight (20-25, 20-25, 15-25) to King's Thursday.

"Except for the second game when our passing deserted us, I thought we played pretty well," Coach Tim Durbin said of the Granite Falls series. Jessi Eaton had 41 assists, Sara Hicks 14 kills and 5 blocks, Caitie Newman had 14 kills and Silver Keck, 8 kills

Injuries continue to plague the team. "We're almost healthy," Coach Tim Durbin said. "Several of the girls have been ill for a variety of reasons. But Janelle (Iversen, who had her appendix removed three weeks ago) starts practice on Monday and it'll be a whole new ball game."

In the loss to King's, Eaton had 24 assists, Keck eight kills and five digs and Newman seven kills.

Eaton has been playing since the seventh grade and takes umbrage at those who consider volleyball a "recreational activity" rather than a legitimate sport. "People should come and watch us play a team like King's and then tell me it's an easy sport," Eaton said.

"In my opinion it's the ultimate team sport because each person gets only one touch and that's it."

Their next home stand is 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 as they welcome Lakewood to Erickson Gym.

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