Mount Shasta is at home Thursday against Fall River. The junior varsity contest begins at 5 p.m., with the varsity game starting around 6 p.m.
The Mount Shasta Lady Bears varsity volleyball team faced two tough squads to open Shasta Cascade League play last week.
While Mount Shasta lost both games, they took the opening set against both Modoc and Etna.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Lady Bears traveled up to Alturas to face the Lady Braves.MSHS lost 25-23, 17-25, 19-25, 19-25. The Lady Bears junior varsity squad lost to Modoc in three sets 25-17, 23-25, 12-15.Thursday at home in front of a loud and supportive crowd, the Lady Bears looked to pull off the upset over the Etna Lady Lions. Etna has won the SCL title with perfect 10-0 records the previous two seasons.
In the first set. Mount Shasta team came out fired up. The Lady Bears were aggressive making plays all over the court, diving for loose balls and keeping the Lady Lions out of sync. Mount Shasta won the first set 25-21. Etna dominated the second and third sets and won 25-15, 25-11, as Mount Shasta found themselves down 2-1 heading into the fourth set.
The Lady Bears put up a challenge in the fourth set and took an early 5-2 advantage. With the Lady Bears leading 9-5, Etna went on a run and tied things up at 11-11.
Mount Shasta responded and took a 15-11 lead, as the game became a back and forth affair. Etna finally was able to pull away at the end to win 25-23.
Maddy Bourke and McKenzie Lowry each finished with six kills apiece fore the Lady Bears. Yuki Cannon finished with five kills and four blocks. Natalie Grafton had 13 assists, while Wintu Baker finished with nine assists. Isabel Knight had two aces and Kenna Biagi had three blocks,
The Mount Shasta JV team lost to Etna in two sets.
Modoc improved to 12-4 overall last week and was 2-0 in the SCL. Etna was also 2-0 in the SCL and 15-7 overall. Both squads faced off against each other Tuesday night in Etna, with Etna winning in three sets.
On Tuesday, Mount Shasta played at Weed. The Lady Bears won in three sets. Mount Shasta is now 7-14 for the year and 1-2 in the SCL. Mount Shasta is at home Thursday against Fall River. The junior varsity contest begins at 5 p.m., with the varsity game starting around 6 p.m. Next week, the Lady Bears are at Trinity Tuesday and host Modoc on Thursday.