Shockers volleyball team goes down swinging against Raiders in tough environment

By David Heiling
Empire Press Correspondent

COULEE CITY — The Waterville/Mansfield volleyball team fell to host Lake Roosevelt in straight sets on Oct. 10, dropping the Shockers’ record to sub-.500 in Central Washington 2B league play at 2-3.

Waterville/Mansfield lost in straight sets 10-25, 10-25, 21-25.

Although the Shockers closed the gap in the third set, it wasn’t enough to steal a set win against a tough Raiders squad.

Waterville/Mansfield coach Melissa Flaget said that Lake Roosevelt’s gym was tough to play in, but added the Shockers offense did decently well in defeat.

“We put up more attacks from our positions this time around but just didn’t have many kills off our attacks,” she said.

The result of the spectacular Raiders defense was more points for the home team.

Flaget praised senior Justine Clements for her defensive prowess digging the ball, and the solid serve-and-receive games of Clements and teammate Ari Salcido. Flaget also lauded Salcido, senior Alyssa Hansen, freshman Alex Poppie and junior Ali Mires for great effort and awareness.

No stats were tallied for the event.