It’s been a familiar story for the Davis High girls volleyball team this season — sticking out the ups and downs of a match and finding a way to pull off a win in the fifth game.
That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday when the Blue Devils visited Pioneer and came away with a 25-15, 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 15-5 victory.
DHS (12-6) came out with fire but, as has a happened several other times this season, the initial flame went out with the Devils on the verge of a sweep.
“Those first two games we played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm,” said Davis coach Julie Crawford. “The stats show we played a really good match, but one of our goals (Tuesday) was to come out and play consistent the whole match.
“We kind of got comfortable in that third game and Pioneer is not the type of team you can get comfortable against. But we showed fight and pulled it out in that fifth game.”
Those numbers Crawford mentioned came from several different Blue Devils standouts. On defense, Mackenzie Harrison posted 23 digs, while Kimmy Siu added another 13. Freshman setter Samantha Moore had 47 assists on the night, most often finding Rachel Monachello, who paced DHS with 13 kills.
The Devils are back home the next two nights as they close out their nonconference schedule with matches against Bella Vista (Wednesday at 6 p.m.) and Roseville (Thursday).
When Delta Valley Conference play gets underway next week, Davis will host Franklin. That match, like all home league contests, is a Junior High Night with all Davis junior high volleyball players receiving free entry and a treat at the snack bar just for coming in their jerseys.