Getchell spikers fall to Hawks 3-0

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Getchell volleyball traveled to Mountlake Terrace’s Terraceum on Oct. 12 for a match against the Hawks, pitching strong comebacks in the second and third games but losing the match 3-0 to the fifth-place Wesco 3-A Hawks.

Mountlake Terrace jumped out to a 12-1 lead in Game 1, including a run of nine straight points, followed by eight straight points off of six Getchell turnovers as Charger volleys sailed out of bounds and the ball bounced off of libero Amberlynne Umaya, to lead 18-6. Seven straight Hawk points earned them the 25-6 win.

Getchell rebounded in Game 2, trading points with Mountlake Terrace to reach an 8-8 — and later 12-12 — tie, but slowed as the Hawks pulled a 13-7 run with the assistance of Charger miscommunication and defensive lapses to win 25-19. The Chargers struggled to rebound and keep the ball in the air when it came back into their territory, gave up too many unearned points and eased up as players expected the others to go after the ball. There was a distinct lack of “I got it” calls from the Charger side.

Game 3 was a see-saw battle early as the Hawks jumped out 7-2 before Getchell tied it at 7 apiece. Getchell took an 8-7 lead until Mountlake Terrace went up 10-9 and did not look back, scoring at will to win 25-18.

Getchell’s downfall was letting opportunities get away from them.

“We needed to pass-serve because we were getting passed all over the floor,” Getchell coach Mindy Staudinger said. “We needed to compete — we could have responded with more confidence. We have a tendency to allow larger runs before starting our own because we’re tentative. We need to learn to be aggressive.”

Hawks coach Marietta Snyder, to Getchell’s credit, said the same of her team, who could very well have conceded the second and third game.

“Getchell was hard,” Snyder said. “The game was slow-moving, so I always tell the team that this kind of game is when we really need to push ourselves and not get lazy and complacent.”


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