Shocker girls lose to Liberty Bell

Claire Ashley, Ariana Salcido, Codee Reid, Sarah Mullen and Mckenna Gurnard in varsity play at “Dig Pink” night against Liberty Bell on Oct. 9. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Macy Corey, Johnna Hope and Joslyn Lucero in junior varsity action against Liberty Bell. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville/Mansfield varsity volleyball team made a good showing but lost three of the five sets to the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions on Oct. 9 in the Shocker Dome.

It was “Dig Pink” night?as a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

The first?set went to the Shockers,?25-17. The second?set was close but Waterville/Mansfield lost, 20-25, and they fell to Liberty Bell in the third set by the same score.?In the fourth set,?the Shockers got off to a fast start and continued the pace to a 25-11 win. The fifth and final?set?was?played?until whichever team reached?15 points.?That set started out?with the Shocker girls trailing.?They went on to close the scoring gap to 11-13. The Mountain Lions, however, were able to get their last?2 points?and win the set, 11-15, and the match.

The Lions are a hard hitting team making returning the ball much more difficult.

The Shocker?junior varsity played just two sets, winning both with scores of 25-23, 25-10.

JV coach Jackie Finkbeiner said, ?All the JV players got playing time and are improving in their ball handling skills. Eliana Silva had 15 consecutive serves.?

The Shocker girls captured a win on the road Oct. 11, defeating Bridgeport 3-0.