The Sun Valley Indian School Warriors battled the defending champion St. Anthony Eagles last Thursday, and came up just shy of victory in both the varsity and junior varsity volleyball matches.
The varsity once again made strides to improve and gain respect. The Eagles’ coach described the match as “intense.” With a packed gymnasium, the Warriors battled with the Eagles back and forth in the first and second games. Making countless digs and exemplifying team play, the Warriors proved they can compete at the league’s highest levels, but came up short, losing 25-22 and 25-21.
Coach Kris Miller praised the efforts of his Warrior team as they continued to demonstrate progress on details. While this match brought the team’s record to 2-2, Miller thinks his team will get some rematches in the playoffs, noting that they are one step from being the team to beat.
The jayvee Warriors stayed in their season-long slump, still searching for the aggressiveness that leads to victory. They showed some signs of improvement in this area, but overall they lacked the intensity necessary to gain the victory. They lost both games as they couldn’t handle some of the serves presented to them by the Eagle offense.