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Tomahawks fall to Meadowdale, 3-0
MARYSVILLE — The Tomahawks’ volleyball team hosted the Meadowdale Mavericks on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and lost 3-0 to the fellow Wesco 3A South team.
“I feel like we have a talented group of girls, and it’s just about getting them all to play together and believe in their abilities at this point,” said head coach Ashley Abrams. “We need to start building that confidence and getting them comfortable playing with new players on a new level.”
The Tommies have three returning seniors, but are overall fairly young and are working on getting varsity experience.
“This is my first year as coach, and we have a pretty young team, which is exciting because it means I can build the program,” said Abrams, who has previously coached at Anacortes and Moses Lake. “They haven’t really played at the varsity level, so there has been a lot of just bringing the team together.”
The Mavs won all three sets on Oct. 8, first with a 25-20 game, then 25-17 and 25-7.
“Our league is very competitive right now — Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace are tied for first place,” said Abrams. “We beat Mountlake Terrace the first time we played them and we were right in there in the first two games with Meadowdale, so it’s just about staying confident.”
The team’s captains are also its seniors — Marley Reynolds, Megan Nelson and Wesley Bradley.
“Megan and Wesley are both our middle hitters and Marley is our middle blocker,” said Abrams. “They are powerful and they have the experience. Wes is probably our most inspirational and motivational player — she gets them excited and fired up. And Megan and Marley are looking to play volleyball in the future.”
Reynolds was the stat leader in the game with six kills.
“I’m just excited about all the rest of our games,” said Abrams. “I think there will be some good competition all around. If we could get that key element of confidence — they have the skills and abilities — it’s just bringing it to the court.”
The Tomahawks face Glacier Peak in an away match on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.