Experience telling in Foran's win over Law
The Foran High girls volleyball team, behind a close to 40-kill night, swept city rival Law, 3-0, on Wednesday night at the Edna Fraser gym in the first of two meeting between the two squads this season.
The Lions, who improved their record to 8-2, won on set scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-13. The loss left Law with a 1-10 record.
Foran was paced by junior Kelly Hunt, who had 12 kills and seven service aces. Senior middle hitter Janae Owen added 10 kills and four service aces, while Kayla Ellis, another senior, contributed nine kills.
“Sometimes, I think that our team is on a fast-moving, roller-coaster ride,” said Foran coach Julie Johnson. We’re either very, very good, or we’re not so good.
“There were times tonight when we didn’t pass the ball well. There were other times when we did that. We’re at our best when we receive the ball well, pass it, and return it hard. That’s the true strength of this team.”
Law’s constantly shifting defense and proficient digging kept it in both the first and second sets.
“We’re a young team that lost six seniors and one that has only three players on the court now (Molly Vargo, Kailee Frank and Megan Gritz) who have any varsity experience from last year,” said Law coach Stacy Loch.
“So, that puts us in a bad situation at times. I did think we defended well tonight. And, we do have some talented kids. They’re so tall (Foran) and they overwhelmed us at times, especially in the third set.”
Fritz led Law with 10 kills and Vargo had nine along with 11 digs.