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Tough week for Falcon volleyball

  • Written by Don Mann
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Wodinville’s Hailey Chapman, right, keeps the ball alive against Issaquah as Maddie Young backs up the play. Staff photo/Don Mann
Woodinville volleyball dropped its first two KingCo matches last week, at home 3-1 to Issaquah Monday and on the road 3-0 at Skyline Wednesday.

But according to Falcon coach Mike Mills, nobody’s hanging their heads and there’s a long way to go.

Getting beat by Issaquah and Skyline — two perennial volleyball heavyweights — is something lots of high schools have in common.

“KingCo 4A volleyball is no walk in the park anymore,” Mills said. “Every week is a competition and you have to bring it. Like I told the girls, two losses doesn’t make or break the season. We’re still excited about what’s in front of us.”

That includes a road trip to Eastlake on Wednesday.

“We’ve been dealing with some injury issues and were missing a few components,” Mills said. “We’re still getting in synch as a team.”

He praised his squad for extending volleys against Issaquah. “We did a really nice job of that four or five times and it’s fun to watch as a fan. Unfortunately we didn’t win any of those points, so that was frustrating and can mess with your confidence.”

Against Skyline, they ran into a dominant player. “They’ve got a great outside hitter who’s 6-foot-3 and bangs the ball. Believe it or not, I thought we played pretty well defensively.”

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