Archive for Sunday, October 15, 2006

Seabury volleyball comes up empty

Seahawks still No. 1 in Tuesday’s regional

October 15, 2006

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— The Seabury volleyball team couldn't manage a single game victory and was swept by five teams Saturday in the McLouth Invitational.

"It was brutal," Seabury coach Craig Friedrichsen said. "We saw three really good teams today, and none of them are on our side of the net."

The Seahawks started out by losing to Jefferson County West, the eventual winners of the tournament, 25-14, 25-17. In their second match, against Valley Falls, the Seahawks served just eight times in Game 2 and lost the match 25-155, 25-9.

"You can't win if you only serve eight times," Friedrichsen said.

The level of competition went down after that, Friedrichsen said, but the Seahawks were swept by Maur Hill Mount Academy, host McLouth and Jefferson County North.

Molly Thurman continued to lead the offense, notching 27 kills, while sophomore Melissa Burch was sharp from the serve line, notching 10 aces and just one error on 34 attempts.

Despite the losses, which dropped the Seahawks to 12-17, Seabury will be the top seed in Tuesday's regional in Burlingame. Seabury will play either Burlingame or Kansas School for the Deaf in its first match.

"The kids are really excited to be getting back and going to regionals and playing teams that we think we can really compete against," Friedrichsen said, "and compete favorably."

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