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Summit Academy’s 2009 volleyball team is off to a very rocky start, competing well in every case, but losing out a t the end to post a 0 win, and seven loss record in the season to date, three of those losses counting in the White Pine League.
Counting eleven players in all, seniors Tara Stubbers, Jenn Wemhoff, and Margaret Yalbuw, Margaret ineligible for the first several games because of late practice start, juniors Jamie Chmelik and Rachel Wemhoff, both starters, but ineligible until the last couple of games due to late practice starts, sophomores Nicole Frei, Savannah Prigge and Courtney Schwartz, and frosh Brooke Schumacher, Cassidy Stubbers, and Julia Osborne, also ineligible until now for lack of practice time, the remaining young Patriots have given a good account of themselves in every game, but to date have not managed to pull off the coveted win.
The season opener with Timberline produced scores of 18-25, 10-25, 27-25, and 20-25, with the victory going to the Spartans, Summit missing Margaret, Jamie and Rachel, all normal starters.
Then off to Troy and Deary with the same small and young team, with Troy scores, a White Pine League games 9-25, 17-25, and 16-25, for a Trojan sweep, then an hour later on to Deary where the host Mustangs also took the measure of the young Patriots, 16-25, 13-25, and 16-25, this not a league game as the two will meet again here Oct. 10.
At home next against the strong Genessee Bulldogs, the young Patriots put up a good fight dropping the three contests by scores of 16-25, 19-25, and 10-25, resulting in their second league loss for the season.
Up against all Division I teams so far at this point, the Patriots had high hopes with their next match with Division II foe, the Highland Huskies, and started with a bang winning the first two games 25-17, and 25-21. Then missed serves and unforced errors started plaguing the Patriots and they dropped the next three games 19-25, 20-25, and 10-15 to frustrate the win-starved young ladies.
On to Salmon River two nights later, the Patriots ran into a surprisingly efficient group, dropping all three games 14-25, 22-25, and 15-25, extending their losing streak to six games.
Back to Timberline Monday night this week, with a full complement of players finally, the Patriots won their first game 25-20, went sour in game number two, losing 15-25, then dropping a third heartbreaker 22-25 after being tied at 22-22, errant serves, the culprit, and losing again in the fourth, again tied to almost the end, 22-25. This loss, the seventh also was a White Pine League loss, giving the Patriots a 0 and 3 league record to date.
Improving with each game, as the late-arriving players work into the games more efficiently, the Patriots host Salmon River again this Thursday at the Middle School, starting at our time, 4:00 P.M., then play Kendrick next Tuesday at Highland, and CV at CV this coming Thursday, both White Pine matches.