The Davis High girls volleyball team got it going after a slow start at Yuba City on Thursday, but it was too little too late as the Honkers handed the Blue Devils their first loss of the season.
Heading north to face a Yuba City team that DHS coach Julie Crawford said was the best she’s seen from the school, the Devils dropped the first two games 25-17, 25-18, bounced back to win the third 25-21 but couldn’t convert a couple of game points in a 26-24 loss in Game 4.
“It took us two games to get any sort of rhythm going,” Crawford said. “Their third ball was just way more effective than ours, we were playing it safe and they were being more aggressive. We finally started playing our game but we couldn’t quite force that fifth game.
“This match just exposed a few things we need to work on.”
With the Honker hitters putting them to work, the Davis defenders held their own as Mackenzie Harrison, Kimmy Siu and Chris Roeckl-Navazio earned praise from Crawford:
“One thing we did fairly well was serve-receive passing. Our passers did a good job but our offense just couldn’t put it together (Thursday).”
Maya Gilardi was one bright spot for the otherwise struggling DHS offense.
The Devils are back in action on Saturday at the Carmichael Tournament.