Monday, 25 January 2021

Upper Lake Varsity volleyball wins over Fort Bragg; JVs fall

UPPER LAKE – On Tuesday night the Upper Lake High Lady Cougars defeated the Lady T-Wolves of Fort Bragg in four games, 15-25, 25-11, 25-20, and 25-23.


The Lady Cougars started out slow, and neither side played a really clean game all night, with a lot of errors.


"It was a win, but it wasn't pretty,” said Upper Lake Coach Sandy Coatney.


For Upper Lake, some of the stars for the night were Hannah Johnson, Rebecca Grupe, Cierra Peel and Samantha Bullard, Coatney reported.


Johnson, a junior, probably had the best all around night with 10 kills, 20 serves and 5 aces (unreturned serves).


Grupe and Peel also had 10 kills, and Bullard, the setter, had 15 assists and did a good job of spreading the ball around.


"For us, this was a bit of a let-down after our performance in the tournament this weekend; communication was down and errors were up,” said Coatney. “We need to find re-discover our intensity if we want to beat Lower Lake on Thursday."


The Junior Varsity, which also played, lost in two (two out of three for a match), 20-25 and 23-25.


"Too many errors, too many mistakes," said JV Coach Darren Brown, the JV Coach. "They had an off night, but I'm sure they'll have 'it' back by Thursday."


Come cheer on the home team tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27 at Upper Lake High School. Admission is $5.


Junior Varsity play starts at 5 p.m., with the Varsity at 6 p.m.


Varsity Roster:


Samantha Bullard (Senior, Setter, Captain)

Caity Falge (Senior, Outside Hitter, Captain)

Rebecca Grupe (Senior, Middle Blocker)

DaniPaige Gudmunson (Senior, Middle Blocker)

Cierra Peel (Senior, Offside Hitter)

Trina Walker (Senior, Defensive Specialist)

Hannah Johnson (Junior, Outside Hitter)

Jackie Lovrin (Junior, Outside Hitter)

Katie DeVries (Junior, MIddle Blocker)

Thon Chao (Junior, Defensive Specialist)


Junior Varsity


Brandy Claunch (Sophomore, Setter, Captain)

Jessica Swaney (Sophomore, Middle Blocker/OH)

Christina Wagner (Sophomore, Middle Blocker)

Noelle Collins (Sophomore, Defensive Specialist)

Ashley Arroyo (Sophomore, Offside Hitter)

Monique Derr (Freshman, Outside Hitter)

Emily Knispel (Freshman, Outside Hitter)

Rebecca Swaney (Freshman, Middle Blocker)

Jenna Scull (Freshman, Offside Hitter)

Alex Collins (Freshman, Defensive Specialist/Setter)

Peyton Gudmunson (Freshman, Middle Blocker)

Niesa Johnson, (Freshman, Defensive Specialist)


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