Oroville volleyball oh-so-close to first win

OROVILLE – The Oroville volleyball team had Entiat just where the Hornets wanted them.

The Hornets took a 2-1 lead against the visiting Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 15, but couldn’t finish off the victory. Entiat came back to claim a 19-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11 triumph.

“(It) was a suspenseful one, to say the least,” said Oroville coach Stacey Hinze. “We had some players really step it up and give us 110 percent.”

Despite the loss, the Hornets’ (0-4) two set wins gave them six for the year through four matches, equaling their total for their 16-game season last year.

“We were disappointed not to have taken the win,” Hinze said. “But we will use this and keep working on improving our playing.”

Stats: Bridget Clark 15 digs; Monica Herrera 12 digs; Rachelle Nutt 8 digs; Brittany Jewett 6 kills, assist leader; Nadia Maldonado 6 kills; Jessica Galvan 7 digs, 2 kills.