The South Fork High School volleyball team continued its winning ways last week with two wins on the road over Laytonville and Potter Valley and a good showing in a tournament in Willits that earned them a spot in the semi-finals. The week’s action brings the team’s record to 6-2 on the young season, undefeated against teams in its own division, a very promising pre-season record for placement in the North Coast Section season tournament in November.
On Tuesday, South Fork dominated Laytonville for the second time this season, winning easily in straight sets, 25-8, 25-16, 25-16. Senior Shasta Carr had 17 points and 5 kills while junior Trisha Harrison had 16 points to lead the team in scoring.
On Thursday the Cubs defeated Potter Valley in straight sets 25-12, 25-15, 25-15. Carr’s dominance on the court shined as she had 28 points with 18 aces, 5 kills and 1 block. Harrison added 8 points with 3 digs. Head coach Lisa Todd was able to play her entire roster of 11 players in the comfortable victory. Senior Paige Paup had 5 points with 2 aces a 1 kill. Three Cubs had 4 points each: junior Kassie Humphrey who also had 2 aces, senior Jacy Snodgrass who had 4 digs and Libby Hartl who had 3 digs and 2 kills. Breanna Rolf had 3 points with 3 digs and a kill, and freshman Emma Valk added 3 points with 2 aces, 2 kills and 3 digs. Sophomore Lily Farrell had a point with 3 digs, Ruthanne Goodfield had 3 digs and Bridgette Parker added 2 digs.
On Saturday the Lady Cubs traveled to a tournament at Willits High School and split two 2-game matches with Willits (24-26 and 25-20) and Fort Bragg (25-20 and 22-25). The results put them in the tournament semi-finals against El Molino, a big school in a higher divison. South Fork fell in the best-of-three match 25-12 and 25-12. El Molino went on to win the tournament.
"Overall we did well. We got to play some tough competition and learned our weak spots," said head coach Todd after the tourney. "We need to work on moving our feet and improving our communication and do some fine tuning in a couple other areas."
Carr and Harrison again led the effort for South Fork in the loss. Carr had 5 points with 3 aces, 2 kills and 2 digs, Harrison had 5 points with 1 ace and 3 digs. Valk had a point and 4 digs, Snodgrass had a point and 4 digs, Humphrey had 2 kills and 3 digs, Paup had a point and 2 digs and Hartl had 3 digs.
This week the Lady Cubs will make the long drive to Point Arena on Wednesday for the last match of the pre-season. League play will open on October 2 at Hoopa.
PHOTO BY MICHELLE BUSHNELL
The Lady Cubs hit the road last week beating Laytonville and Potter Valley and advancing to the semifinals at the Willits tournament.