Volleyball still looking for first victory


Blaine varsity volleyball is still looking for its first win, and it will have some chances in the next week. The Borderites lost 3–0 to Ferndale on September 24 and 3–1 against Lynden at home on September 18.

Blaine has a 0–3 record after the losses. Lynden and Ferndale are both undefeated.

The team has an experienced defense and is working on a more tactical offensive style to start the season.

“We’ve been trying to be more strategic in knowing the other team’s defense and really trying to strategize on how to beat that. It’s not always going to be with hard hitting,” said Borderites head coach Jacquie Smith.

Overall, the team is improving thanks to the leadership of co-captains Cassidy Condos and Emma Mulryan, Smith said. They have some bright spots offensively – new outside hitter Brianna Page has played consistently in that position so far.

“I am seeing moments that are encouraging for what I know these girls are capable of,” Smith said. “I keep seeing here and there these fantastic moments, so we just need to learn to be more consistent.”

Next, Blaine hosts Bellingham (1–2) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26.


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