LAWRENCE PARK — Iroquois downed Corry last night in girls volleyball play 25-21, 14-25, 25-23 and 25-22.
“We lost a tough match,” admitted coach Kelly Goodsel. “After racing out to a sizable lead in the first game (14-7), we let Iroquois back in the match and just couldn’t put the game away.
“Game 2 started out in similar fashion with Corry jumping on top of the Braves (11-3) and was able to finish our first really dominating game of the season,” he stated. “But the next two games were very close, unfortunately going in Iroquois’ favor.”
For Corry, Hilary Berkhous led the offense with 12 kills and sophomore Kayla Stover had five kills. Senior setter Molly Jordan and junior Kristen Dennis led the way with 13 and 8 assists, respectively.
“Some key plays not evident in the statistics were key serving by Alissa Glass, aggressive serves and kills by Tabitha Jaggi, and solid defense by Sammi Mitchell, Shana Merkle and Emily Greer,” Goodsel noted.
“Although the loss is very frustrating as a coach, it was great to see the team put together a solid string of plays and shows the long-term potential of the team,” he reported. “We need to be more consistent and play at that elevated level for longer periods of time.”
Corry is 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the region, Iroquois 2-4 and 1-4.
Corry swept the JV match 25-18, 25-21.
“We played a complete match from beginning to end and the results showed,” said coach Danielle Bailey. “Corry jumped ahead on aggressive serving in the first game. The second game was tight all the way.”
Corry trailed 19-21 when Karlie Bailey served six straight points.
Darla Brown, Alex Puckly, Sara Beth Weber, Janele Greer and Kira Dorn played well in game 1, Chloe Miller with some really nice sets to Stover that resulted in great kills.
“This is two matches in a row with solid passing by Alexis Eckstrom and Alex, good defense by Darla, and that results in good sets by Taylor Roth and Sara Beth,” said Bailey.
Corry will be hosting its annual JV Tournament on Saturday with 10 area teams competing. It starts at 8:30 a.m.
The varsity visits Seneca on Monday.