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Lady Trojans win once at Mitty

By: Nick Pecoraro Telegraph Correspondent
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Oak Ridge volleyball struggles at Mitty Tourney The Oak Ridge volleyball team had its ups and downs over the weekend at the Archbishop Mitty Invitational in San Jose. The Lady Trojans came home with a 1-3 showing over the two-day tournament. Oak Ridge played four best-of-five matches in two days, including two other Sacramento area teams in the statewide tournament. Friday’s action began with the Lady Trojans falling to St. Francis of Mountain View in three games, 20-25, 19-25 and 21-25 before defeating Christian Brothers in three sets, 25-20, 25-14 and 25-20. Freshman Emily DeMure had six kills and Maddie Chambliss dug out 21 attacks against St. Francis. Mysha Davies and Moira McVicar led the way with five kills apiece, while Chambliss compiled 13 more digs to go along with her four second-set aces against Christian Brothers. “We played great in both matches even though the scores against St. Francis don’t reflect that,” said Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter. “Maddie’s serves and defense were phenomenal. We all were aggressive in serving and we had consistent play against Christian Brothers.” On Saturday, the Lady Trojans held a two-games-to-one advantage over Menlo-Atherton after settling the third set with extra points. The Lady Bears took the final two sets to steal the match back from Oak Ridge in five games. Hayley Corell led the Lady Trojans with 12 kills and Tara McDermott handed out 38 assists in the loss. The final match for the Lady Trojans was against a tough Vista del Lago squad, which also dealt Oak Ridge a three-game loss, 29-27, 25-18 and 25-17. Chambliss had 20 digs and McDermott added 25 more assists. “This weekend was a good learning experience,” said Potter. We know what we need to work on, which is our serve receive and executing on the outside. I have no doubt that we will be better by our next match.” This week Oak Ridge (7-6) hosts Rocklin on Tuesday before traveling to play Christian Brothers in a rematch of Friday’s game.