HOLSTEIN - The successful season for the 14th-rated Galva-Holstein volleyball team ended abruptly here last week in an exciting 5-game match against Kingsley-Pierson, won by the visiting Panthers 25-21, 21-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-10.
The Lady Pirates were 102-119 in hitting with 48 kills. G-H finished 94-99 serving for a 95-percent effort, with four aces. Team digs totaled 73, and team assists were 42. Team blocks totaled 10.
"We served the ball well, but they passed very well in serve reception," said G-H coach Scott Mitchell. "In hindsight, I probably should've had the girls be more aggressive with their serving. Once they got the ball to their big hitters, we couldn't stop them. They were hitting over top of our blocks. We really struggled getting a strong block up against them.
"(K-P) Coach Mouw did a great job preparing for us and their girls played a great game. They took some things away from us and we started tipping too much. The girls were looking for open spots, when I probably should of had them hitting more.
"I felt that the game was going to be the toughest game on the road to state. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out the way we wanted it to."
The G-H club finishes the season with a 22-13 match record, and were 8-1 in the Western Valley Conference.