Blaine’s volleyball team lost the best of a five-game series
against the Lynden Lyons at the “Jake,” on Tuesday, October 16.
The Borderites improved their point production, but the Lyons beat them 25-13, 25-16, and finally 25-19 for the 3-0 loss.
“We have been hit by illness this week and had to move several girls around out of position,” Blaine head coach Sheli Moore said. “Our starter and main digger, sophomore Lexi Greguski, did not even make the trip. Still, we hung in there for the most part. In each game we would be competitive but then we seemed to lose focus or concentration. This allowed the Lyons four or five points in a row, and that would be the difference in the game.” Lyons senior Maddi Hommes had eight kills.
The team did manage to pick up a few wins on Saturday, October 20, when the Borderites competed in the Mount Baker Invitational l, rising to stand as the only Whatcom County team in the gold bracket. They were the highest local finisher, but ended up tied for fifth place.
The Borderites finished their season Monday, October 22, losing three matches in a row to Burlington-Edison.
The Borderites were 0-14 for the season.
“It was a growing year,”
Moore said in a phone interview. “I only had one returning varsity player, so I’m excited for the future.”