South Fork’s volleyball team had a busy week, playing four matches in five days and going 3-1. Their season record is now 11-4 over all, 4-1 in Humboldt Del Norte Conference play, 11-1 against small schools who share their classification.
Senior Shasta Carr led the team throughout the busy Homecoming week with 41 points and 60 kills over four matches.
The Cubs’ only loss came against McKinleyville at home on Monday, 25-23, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21. Playing well in the match were Carr with 14 points, 12 kills and 7 digs; freshman Emma Valk with 13 points, 3 kills and 8 digs, and junior Trisha Harrison with 6 points, 3 kills and 4 digs.
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The next day the Cubs made the long journey to Hoopa for their second league win in straight sets 25-18, 26-24 and 25-20. Junior Kassie Humphrey had 12 points, 7 kills and 5 digs. Carr had 6 points and 9 digs and senior Jacy Snodgrass and Harrison each served for 6 points.
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The Lady Cubs had Wednesday off, but went back on the road Thursday to face St. Bernard’s for the second time this season. South Fork won in straight sets again, 25-11, 25-23, and 25-21.
Carr had her best performance of the week at the net with 22 kills along with 7 digs and 5 points. Harrison had 6 aces, 9 points, 3 kills and 4 digs. Humphrey had 4 kills, 9 points, 7 digs and a block. Snodgrass led the team in points with 12 and had 2 kills and 6 digs.
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Finally, on Friday for Homecoming the Lady Cubs hosted Hoopa and again won in three close hard fought sets 25-23, 25-22, and 25-23. Carr led the way with 16 points and 17 kills, 7 aces and 8 digs. Libbi Hartl added 7 points, 2 kills and 6 digs and freshman Emma Valk had 5 points with 10 digs, 3 kills and 3 blocks.
"I am so proud of these girls," said head coach Lisa Todd. "They had a long week with some tough competition. Being on the road that much and still pulling out wins is a great accomplishment. I was worried that fatigue might catch up with them by Friday, but they pulled through and played hard. We cut down our missed serves and are not allowing teams to tip on us."
The Cubs will get a rest this week as they have only one match, traveling to Ferndale tonight in hopes of leveling the season series against the Wildcats who gave South Fork their only HDN loss of the season two weeks ago.
PHOTOS BY ANNETTE SNODGRASS
1. Jacy Snodgrass spikes the ball during the Lady Cubs’ win in Hoopa.
2. Kassie Humphrey blocks a spiked ball during play in Fortuna.