The Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team dropped two close Southeast Conference matches to Ketchikan on the road last weekend, falling in five games on Friday and Saturday to the Kings.
“We had some close competition this weekend,” Thunder Mountain coach Adriana Northcutt said. “We messed with our lineup a bit and moved some girls around, but we had some positive results.”
On Friday TMHS won the first game 25-23, Ketchikan took the second 25-10, the Falcons won the third 26-24, the Kings the fourth 25-13. The final game went in favor of Ketchikan 16-14.
“We challenged the girls to focus on finding open spots on the court,” Northcutt said. “We wanted them to be smart with the ball and they were really successful with that.”
On Saturday Ketchikan won 25-12 and 25-11 in the first two games of the match. The Falcons won the next two games 25-17 and 25-16, setting up a decisive fifth game.
Ketchikan won the decider 15-10.
The Falcons had just five service errors in the Saturday games.
“Our serves were pretty amazing,” Northcutt said.
For the Falcons, junior Danielle Steinman had eight aces and 20 assists; Junior Claire White 15 kills, five aces; Senior Jenna Luhrs 10 kills and sophomores Ava Tompkins and Sheridan Cook registered three blocks apiece.
The TMHS JV team took second place in the Silver Bracket of a simultaneous All Comers Tournament at Ketchikan and the TMHS C team did not place.
The Falcons travel to Petersburg for matches against the Vikings this weekend.