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Bear River volleyball wins fourth straight match

The Bear River girls volleyball team upped its Pioneer Valley League unbeaten streak to four matches with its 25-15, 25-11, 25-23 win over West campus (Sacramento) Wednesday.

The Bruins, who swept both Oakmont (Roseville) and Lincoln to open PVL play, improve to 5-3 overall.

“The girls played fine tonight. They were hitting, passing and setting great,” first-year Bear River head coach Brandon Walter said. “This year has been somewhat of a roller coaster. For every step the girls take forward, there (are a few backward).



“But I think it’s just a matter of them learning to play with each other. (But as far as their progression this year,) they’re right where they should be,” he added.

While the Bruins made short work of the Warriors (1-9 overall, 0-3 PVL) in the first two games, Game 3 was a different story altogether.




West Campus took advantage of multiple Bruin hitting and passing errors along with a Rose Souders kill to go up 5-0 out of the gate in the final game.

The Bruins then switched the script on the visitors.

The hosts cashed unforced errors into points to tie the score at 5-5, but couldn’t regain the lead until late in the match.

Down 17-15, senior setter Anne Heggli served three straight points, including a pair of aces to give the Bruins their first lead of the match.

The teams traded points the next five possessions, with West Campus regaining the lead at 21-20.

Junior setter Rebecca Zauner tied the game with a kill from the middle, then gave the Bruins the lead at 22-21 with an ace.

The Warriors scored two-straight to come within two of the game, but committed three-straight unforced errors to fall 25-23.


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