WOODLAND — Another chapter in the Woodland vs. Davis High rivalry took place on the volleyball court Tuesday as the two girls teams went back-and-forth for five exciting games.
And, after falling behind 2-1, the Blue Devils came back to win the last two sets and capture a 25-16, 26-28, 14-25, 25-14, 15-13 victory.
“It was just another example of my girls fighting to the end,” said DHS coach Julie Crawford. “It was just a great match. Woodland is a great team; I have to give them a lot of credit.”
But the Devils were better, especially on offense where three hitters — Maya Gilardi (17), Zoe Hunt-Murray (16) and Rebecca Monachello (five) — set season highs in kills.
Crawford said Davis had a bit of a letdown after nearly coming back from 10 points down to win the second game. But as much as they struggled in Game 3, DHS came out strong in the fourth set to turn the match around.
“In that fourth game, we started to pick up the pace of our game,” said the coach. “We were serving faster and running the offense faster … trying to catch them on guard.”
Mackenzie Harrison (nine digs) and Kimmy Siu (eight) paced the defense for the Blue Devils, who are back on the road Wednesday at Lodi (6 p.m.).