Team pulls out winning match over Echo on road
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
DAYVILLE – The Dayville/Monument Tigers took a sweep, hosting the visiting Burnt River Bulls last Friday.
“We had great serving,” said head coach Patti Wright. The scores were 25-9, 25-3 and 25-13.
Wright noted that Cody Perkins served 12 points in a row in the first game, and Mary Yankee served 15 consecutive points in the second.
“Treiquella Osborne had a ton of kills,” Wright said. “We served extremely well, and everything clicked.”
The Tigers faced tougher competition Saturday at the Echo Tournament.
Playing the best two out of three, the Tigers lost to Pilot Rock 25-17 and 23-25.
Wright said they tried to come back in the second game, but had trouble passing.
She said Osborne gave her all, serving for 10 points in a row, but it wasn’t enough.
“We rallied in our next match against Echo,” she said.
Echo is ranked 15th in the state while Dayville/Monument ranks 20th.
Scores in the close match were: 25-20, 20-25 and 15-13.
“We didn’t play as well as we would have liked,” Wright said. “I feel lucky we were able to get by Echo.”
She said she hopes the experience with Echo will help the Tigers in their homecoming game against league opponents the Jordan Valley Mustangs on Friday. The game starts at 4 p.m.