Lady Bruin volleyball bounces back with sweep
Bear River’s varsity volleyball team bounced back from Monday’s league loss to Colfax with a three-game sweep of Center in Pioneer Valley League action Wednesday.
The Bruins blasted the Cougars 25-16, 25-12, 25-8.
“I think the last two matches, against Placer and Colfax, as a coach I wasn’t too happy with our mindset coming in,” said Bruin coach Matt MacDonald, whose team improved to 22-9 overall and 3-2 in the PVL. “We talked about it as a team, how we came out flat against two good teams, because maybe we were so satisfied with what we’d done in the preseason. We just didn’t bring it in what matters most … league.
“That’s something we need to continue to emphasize, our defense, our mindset and being ready to bring it every night.”
Bear River brought a bit of different look to the floor, adding a second setter to the mix to offer another aspect to the offense. Kaya Johnson totaled 19 assists, while Dakota Andrews added nine more.
Katie Tomkiewicz had 12 kills and three blocks, while Sara Schell added eight kills and four service aces. Jess Mastrella served up another four aces for Bear River.
MacDonald said he’s looking forward to this weekend’s Roseville Tournament, which will offer more opportunities for the Bruins to fine tune their game against the likes of Colfax, Placer, Granite Bay and the host Tigers.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to get things back on track,” he said.
Bear River returns to PVL action Monday, hosting Lincoln, followed by a road trip to Foothill Oct. 20.
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