Falcon spikers trip

Coupeville’s volleyball team played right with South Whidbey High School in Thursday’s Cascade League match and the Wolf Pack continues to improve every time they take the court despite dropping a 3-0 decision to the Falcons.

The Wolves lost the first game of the match 25-14, but hung tough in the second game before dropping a 28-26 decision.

In the final game, defensive specialist Emily Marti was injured and although Coupeville battled hard with one of the team’s sparkplugs off the floor, the Wolves went down to defeat 25-13.

“We thought we were in the game and I think we can play with almost anybody, we just have to turn that corner,” coach Toni Crebbin said.

In the second game, Nikki Griffin served Coupeville to a 5-1 lead and another strong effort at the serving line by teammate Megan Monroe upped the margin to 10-3.

“We played really good and we were talking a lot out there,” Griffin said.

South Whidbey trimmed the Wolves’ lead to 19-12 and the two teams traded points and side outs until a Kelly Snoden serve gave Coupeville a 26-25 lead.

The Falcons got the ball back and Nichol Zalewski served an ace to put South Whidbey ahead and an Allison Wood kill sealed the game.

“I thought we put it together as a team in the second game,” said Wolves’ setter Julie Huddleston.

“We tried our best, that’s all we could do,” Monroe added.

In the final game, Marti went out with South Whidbey leading 18-12 and Coupeville managed to score just one point for the remainder of the match.

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