“We started off strong, but we talk at practice about being more consistent, about bringing our A game every time we play,” High said. “We just need to keep our intensity up throughout each match.”
From the start of the Sept. 17 match with the Wolves, a 3-0 defeat, every point was a battle, High said.
“The problem, as it has been in the preseason, is consistency,” she said. “We can stay with a team for a while and play them point for point, but we often make mistakes on plays we shouldn’t.”
Livingston (3-2 overall, 1-0 WAC) used three hard-fought games to subdue Patterson (2-7, 0-1), claiming victory 25-19, 25-13, 25-16.
Samantha Camacho, Mariele Schut and Mele Tupouata led the Tigers with two kills apiece. Teammate Samantha Ruiz had seven assists; Karina Villafana and Sadie Schut each tallied eight digs; and Emma Dallimore added seven digs.
While the final score was all Livingston, the individual game scores revealed a competitive Patterson effort.
“The team knows that they have a tough schedule and that they need to fight (for each match),” High said. “This was a good experience for them. We’ll continue to work hard at practice and come out ready to play our next match.”
The JV Tigers bested visiting Livingston High 2-1 on Monday, Sept. 17, to open their WAC campaign.
Patterson prevailed by scores of 25-16, 13-25, 15-13.
Cassandra Santelices led the Tigers in victory with four aces. Kianna Garza, Keana Lindsey and Santelices each added a kill.
Patterson High’s freshman volleyball team suffered a defeat to visiting Livingston High by a 2-0 margin on Monday in the first league match. Livingston won 25-16, 25-13.
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