Shockers take a hit from ACH

Varsity players Alex Poppie, Sarah Mullen, Elizabeth Katovich, Codee Reid and Meredith Mittelstaedt are ready for action. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

Johnna Hope, Esme Hernandez, Joslyn Lucero, Ella Osborne and Baylee Mulanax in junior varsity action against Almira-Coulee-Hartline. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers volleyball teams hosted Almira-Coulee City-Hartline on Sept. 27. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams lost to the ever so strong Warriors.

The Warriors have dominated the win column in recent seasons. In 2017, they had 22 wins and 1 loss; in 2016, it was 19 wins and 1 loss. The Shocker girls were also at a slight height disadvantage. There were several exciting volleys and many times the ball was high in the air and the Warriors?were a very hard hitting team.

For the?junior varsity match, the Shockers lost in three consecutive sets 9-25, 5-25, 8-25.?The ACH JV team has a 6-foot,?5-inch player, Maren Beardsley.?Waterville/Mansfield JV coach Jackie Finkbeiner and the ACH coaches, Katie Walsh and Bailee Grindy, were teammates during their high school years in Coulee City.

The Shocker varsity team lost in consecutive sets with scores?of 11-25, 13-25, 7-25.

As of Sept. 27, Waterville/Mansfield had a 2-4 overall record for the season.

The Shockers traveled to the Quincy Invitational on Sept. 29 and played at home Oct. 2 against Tonasket. They take to the road for a game with Soap Lake Oct. 4.