Shocker volleyball hosts Lake Roosevelt

By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Elizabeth Katovich, Codee Reed, Ariana Salcido and Meredith Mittelstaedt in varsity action against Lake Roosevelt. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Waterville/Mansfield volleyball teams?hosted Lake Roosevelt Oct. 16. They played well but came out on the losing end of?their matches.

The Shocker?junior varsity team lost their match 1-2. They won their first?set 25-13, but then lost the next two 17-25,?18-25.

The varsity team lost 2-3. The Shocker girls won the second and fourth sets. The scores were 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 9-15.

?The girls played a great game against Lake Roosevelt last night,” said?Shockers’ coach Melissa Flaget.?”Our passing was improved which helped us get better placement on our sets. The end result of those sets where that our hitters were able to hit the ball. Our hitting has gotten much better. We have been spending more of our practice time on our hitting basics and the girls are starting to feel and see the results. I cannot be upset at all with how we played last night. It was a great game for our fans to watch and it was great to see the girls enjoying the game.?

Shocker junior varsity players Esme Hernandez, Bailey Viebrock, Eliana Silva and Macy Corey face Lake Roosevelt on Oct. 16. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Shocker highlights include Alex Poppie: 1 ace serve, 10 kills, 1 block; Ali Mires: 5 ace serves, 3 kills, 12 digs;?Ariana Salcido: 2 ace serves, 9 kills, 10 digs; Codee Reid: 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 3 blocks, 8 digs; Elizabeth Katovich: 1 ace serve, 34 assists, 9 digs; and Meredith Mittelstaedt: 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 13 digs.

On Oct. 11, the Shockers won both?junior varsity and varsity matches?at Bridgeport.

Junior varsity captured their match 3-0 with set scores of 13-25, 22-25, 16-25.

The varsity?also won their match 3-0?with set scores of 11-25, 21-25, 16-25.

Waterville/Mansfield?highlights were Alex Poppie: 3 ace serves, 3 kills; Ali Mires: 2 ace serves, 1 kill, 18 digs; Ariana Salcido: 6 kills, 8 digs; Codee Reed, 1 ace serve, 8 kills, 4 digs; Elizabeth Katovich: 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 5 assists, 5 digs; Makayla Kelley: 12/13 serving, 1 kill, 5 digs; Mckenna Gurnard: 5 ace serves, 4 kills, 7 digs; Meredith Mittelstaedt: 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 2 assists, 9 digs; and Sarah Mullen: 18 assists, 12 digs.