Women's volleyball splits last two games

By Seattle Valdivia - Staff Reporter

The Lady T-Birds played the Tacoma Titans last week Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. here at the Thunderdome where they beat them winning, 3-0.

The T-Birds won the first set, 25-21. The teams went back and forth in the second set, trading points before Highline pulled out a win, winning, 25-18 That was followed by a victory in the third set, 25-19.

"I think my team played consistently and did a good job communicating to each other but we need to be in the right

spot at the right time," said T-Bird Adrienne Haggerty.

"I think this game showed that we are making improve- ments and ready to take the sea- son back."

The outside hitter Alicia Nguyen was the score leader in this game with 11 points.They were not as lucky for the last match against the Red Devils where they played last Friday, Oct. 5 in Lower Columbia, los- ing, 3-0.

"We need to improve our communication and hitting to the corners," said T-Bird Mahie Kaawa. "We played good, we just need improvements in

communicating to each other." The T-Birds lost the first set, 25-20. They then lost the second set, 26-24, where they went back and forth since the very first 5 points but Lower Columbia

ended the set with a kill.
That was followed by a loss

in the third set, 26-24. Highline was winning by 10 points in the third set but the Red Dev- ils found a way to score more points. An attack error by Mis- iona Riberio sealed the deal.

"We have a lot of work to do on a pass and defense. We still need to improve in other parts to beat the top teams," said Highline coach Chris Lit-

"We need to get better swings

by our outside hitters and we need to consistently pass well."

The Lady T-Birds remain in third place in the West Re- gion of the NWAC conference standings despite a defeat, with a record of 3-1. Lower Columbia and Pierce are tied at the top with records of 5-0.

Highline played at fourth- place Grays Harbor Wednesday night, with results unavailable at press time.

The Lady Thunderbirds play at Pierce on Saturday and Green River next Wednesday, Oct. 17. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

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