South Whidbey falls at Murphy in volleyball

The South Whidbey volleyball team had a tough time against unbeaten Archbishop Murphy Wednesday, losing 22-25, 16-25 and 16-25.

The Falcons are now 3-3 in league standings and 3-3 overall.

"I told the girls before the start of game, that I wanted them to go out and play their hardest," Falcon coach Mandy Jones said. "I gave them some goals like, 90 percent of our serves must be in and 50 percent of our sets needed to be run as combo plays. That seemed to ease their minds a little as these were realistic."

Jones said that in the first game, South Whidbey's defense was all over the court and offense was hot, enough to throw a scare into AMHS.

"I was still very proud of them. The Wildcats weren't was not as good as Meggan [assistant coach Lubach] and I expected them to be, although they did have some really tough serves and we had a hard time adjusting to them.

The second two games saw the team having a hard time getting the ball down and finding the holes in the Wildcat's defense.

"Those two things got us and the girls had a hard time rallying back," Jones added.

Katie Holt had five blocks for the Falcons and Cayla Calderwood made seven. Freshman Brittany Wood was a digging machine on defense as well as Allison Wood, Kelsey Dorpat and Lindsey Newman. Wood had six kills; Newman and Calderwood had three each.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, the girls welcome Coupeville to the home court.

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