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Havasu volleyball, boys golf canceled due to inclement weather

October 3, 2018

Sometimes it is better to be safe, than sorry.

That was the case for Lake Havasu High School sports on Tuesday as volleyball’s West Valley regional match-up against Goodyear Desert Edge and the boys golf home meet at Lake Havasu Golf Club were canceled due to expected inclement weather.

Desert Edge canceled its trip after the rain in Goodyear made it unsafe for the buses to travel. The golf teams making the trip canceled their appearances on Monday after the forecast for Tuesday predicted a strong chance of rain in Havasu.

Of course, anyone in Havasu on Tuesday knows the weather was anything but inclement.

Yes, it was gloomy at the start of the day and there was some rain drops that drizzled down to the ground, but the sun — as always in Havasu — eventually came out in full force.

It’s okay, though, because for as much as the teams wanted to compete, they are using the day off to their advantage.

“We took the day off because the girls are in the middle of midterms right now,” Lake Havasu volleyball coach Kari Thompson said. “So I thought ‘we’re just going to study.’ I’ve also got a couple of girls who are sick and others that are banged up. So it was a good recovery day for varsity.”

The boys on the golf team are taking the same approach. As boys golf coach Mike Washington put it, “we wanted the boys to focus on the student-part of being a student-athlete.”

However, since the top seven scores of however many matches a team plays in a season go towards an individuals chance at qualifying for the state tournament, missing a match is not what the Knights want right now.

“The more matches we play the better because the guys have more chances of bumping out their higher scores,” Washington said. “It’s not ideal, to say the very least, but it is what it is.”

Washington said he is in talks with other Colorado River schools who are also missing matches to possibly schedule a make-up game if a day opens up. But since golf can not play any matches after Oct. 12, he said it is going to be a scramble.

Volleyball is also planning to reschedule its game against Desert Edge. It will still be a home game for the Knights, but right now there is no date set upon.

Volleyball will be back on the court today at 5 p.m. against El Mirage Dysart.

Boy’s golf will take the course on Thursday at 2 p.m. against Glendale Mountain Ridge.

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