Indian "Spikers" drop matches to Goretti and Hedgesville
The Berkeley Springs High School volleyball team played two matches last week, losing in three games to both St. Maria Goretti on September 24 and to Hedgesville on Wednesday, September 26.
The Indians opened the week at home against Goretti with the Gales prevailing 25-16, 25-14 and 25-22.
"Goretti's program is on the rise," said Berkeley Springs coach Phil Hofe. "They have really improved over the years. However, we were our own worst enemies tonight. We beat ourselves by not passing the ball to the front line well enough to set up our attack. Our serving was at 90% (which is our goal). But, in order for us to win we have to be able to not only serve well, we have to run our offense efficiently too."
Kasi Jackson had 14 assists and five points off of serve, Kelsey McCoy had two blocks, six digs, two kills and five points off of serve, Courtney Jones had six kills, three blocks and five points off of serve, Amber Booher had five kills, Meghann Ambrose had five points off of serve and five digs, Alyssa Spielman had four digs, while Corrine Martin rounded out the Berkeley Springs statistics with two kills and five digs.
Two days later the Indians traveled to Hedgesville to face the top rated team in the state. Berkeley Springs fought hard, but didn't have the weapons to handle the talented Lady Eagles, losing 25-12, 25-6 and 25-7.
Jackson had six assists in the defeat. McCoy had two blocks and two digs, Jones had six kills, three digs and two blocks, Booher added two kills and one block while Spielman came through with three digs.
"Our girls were not intimidated at all playing the number one team in the state," Hofe said. "We were just overwhelmed by their middle and outside hitting attack. Hedgesville always has a quality program and they showed us why they are so highly regarded. We just didn't have an answer for them."
The Indians, 4-9 on the year, will play at East Hardy tonight, October 3, and will play at Keyser on Monday, October 8.