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Loggers finish season with win
Mitchell falls to Dayville/Monument then wins final two games of the year
October 25, 2012
The Mitchell Loggers wrapped up their season this week with a win over Spray this past Tuesday.
Mitchell’s win came after the Loggers had split a pair of games last week.
Last week started poorly for the Loggers as they were swept 25-8, 25-13, 25-19 by the visiting Monument/Dayville Tigers.
“The Monument/Dayville game didn’t go so well,” said Mitchell head coach Sandy Goodson. “It was an off game for all of the girls. It was just one of those games that no matter what you do, it goes wrong.”
Jenay Apperson led the Loggers in the match, going 10 for 12 from the service line.
The Loggers rebounded from the sub-par performance to take an easy win over the Burnt River Bulls on Friday.
“The Burnt River match went much better,” Goodson said. “They got their minds in the game, concentrated well, and did what needed to be done to win.”
Led by strong serving performances by Jenay Apperson, Jenna Perry-Zapara, and Jordan Apperson, the Loggers rolled to a 25-6, 25-12, 25-14 victory.
Jenay Apperson wound up 15-16 serving while Perry-Zapara was 17-18, and Jordan Apperson was 19-20.
Jordan Apperson led the Loggers offensive attack with five kills, while Farrell Fox added a pair of kills.
“Overall, the team played great and we are back on track,” Goodson said.
Then came the Tuesday match against the arch-rival Spray Eagles.
Although all three games were close, the Loggers were able to sweep the Eagles 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.
The Loggers overcame a huge deficit in the third set. Trailing 18-7, the Loggers finally regained the serve. Perry-Zapara then ran off a string of 11 consecutive serves as Mitchell took a 19-18 lead.
Perry-Zapara finished the night with a 16-18 performance from the service line while Jenay Apperson was 15-18 and Jordan Apperson was 12-13.
Goodson added that Jordan Apperson, Meesha Rachor, and Miranda Holt all had strong games at the net with several blocks and kills while Laci Domenighini and Brandy Titus had good all-around games.
The Loggers finished their season with a 6-7 overall record and a 4-6 league mark.
The Loggers just missed out on a district playoff spot.
Mitchell wound up seventh in the High Desert League with only the first six teams qualifying for a playoff spot.
Still, Goodson was proud of what her team accomplished this season.
“The girls did a great job this year,” she said. “I am very proud of all of them, even though they would have liked to continue playing and go on to districts. They finished with a very strong last game and they had great sportsmanship all season.”