South Fork’s volleyball team came from behind for their seventh win of the season Wednesday at Point Arena 23-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-19. They have lost only twice in pre-season play, both times to schools in higher classifications.
The Lady Cubs dropped the first set as the home team came out on fire. "It took us awhile to get our passing together and our serves over the net," commented head coach Lisa Todd. However, once the Cubs found themselves they won the final three sets decisively.
Senior Shasta Carr led all scorers with 17 points, 12 aces, 13 kills and 5 digs. Freshman Emma Valk had 13 points with 4 aces and 6 digs. Libby Hartl had 13 points with 1 kill and 1 dig. Junior Trisha Harrison had 8 points with 2 aces, 1 kill and 4 digs. Senior Jacy Snodgrass was dominant at the net with 6 kills to add to her 11 digs and 3 points. Junior Kassie Humphrey also came up big at the net with 5 kills and a block in addition to her 7 digs and 3 points. Brianna Rolf had 2 points with 1 dig and 1 kill and senior Paige Paup had a kill and a dig.
"The girls are playing well," said Todd. "There are a few things we need to focus on before league starts, but if we push ourselves harder every day we have a chance of doing well again this year."
The Humboldt Del Norte Little Four conference opens October 2nd with the Lady Cubs visiting Hoopa.
The Lady Cubs were also able to play a junior varsity game at Point Arena because of the many 9th and 10th grade players on Todd’s large roster. "It’s hard to see some of these girls work hard in practice and not get the playing time because they don’t have the experience at a higher level."
South Fork won the best-of-three JV contest 25-22, 25-15. Brianna Rolf led the team with 9 points, 2 kills and a dig. Freshman Ruthanne Goodfield had 7 points and a dig, Libby Hartl had 5 points with 2 kills. Emma Valk had 3 points with 2 kills and Lily Farrell had 2 points and a kill.
The Lady Cubs are idle this week as they prepare for the start league play.