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Havasu volleyball falls in five sets to Peoria

October 10, 2018

The last time the Lake Havasu volleyball team faced Peoria, it went to five sets and the Knights lost by two.

Looking to avenge its tough loss, Havasu traveled to Peoria on Tuesday to face the Panthers. It was the same outcome, though, as the Knights dropped the West Valley region game 25-19, 12-25, 25-19, 14-25, 9-15 to fall to 8-6 overall and 0-4 in West Valley play.

“We just did not get enough offense I think,” Lake Havasu coach Kari Thompson said. “We gave up a pretty big run in the second set that we didn’t recover from too quickly. But I think everything else was pretty back and forth.

“We’ve got a couple players sick and I don’t think we are quite at full strength. That makes it tough on us because we are a pretty balanced team when we are.”

Taylor Thompson led the Knights offensively with six kills and two ace serves. Rylinn Smith followed with five kills and Terra Pierce added four. Tatum Liska only had one kill but scored eight points for Havasu off aces.

The Knights have a busy week coming up. Havasu starts off the week with a make-up game against Goodyear Desert Edge on Monday at 5 p.m., then hosts Glendale Cactus on Tuesday and finishes the week by traveling to Goodyear to face Desert Edge again on Thursday.

“This is kind of the close to the season for us,” Kari Thompson said. “If we are going to get our wins or make a push for the playoffs, we have to do it next week.”

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