Douglas High’s Emma Glover makes a dig against Galena on Tuesday in the Tigers’ home gym. The Grizzlies beat Douglas for an early-season win.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas High School volleyball couldn’t quite find the crucial points Tuesday night in a four-set loss to Galena.
The Grizzlies took the opening set 25-23 before Douglas responded in kind by taking the second set by the same score.
In the third, the Tigers led 20-14 but couldn’t cap the set, allowing the Grizzlies to come back and take it, 25-23.
Galena snuck out of Minden with the win after winning the fourth set, 26-24.
“It’s just pushing through,” said Douglas head coach Suzi Townsell. “I guess it’s a confidence thing we just have to work on.”
UPN NEXT: The Tigers (2-3) will head to McQueen (2-1) Thursday night looking to get back in the win column.
Douglas High girls’ soccer starts 2-0
In each of the first two games this season, the Tigers have fallen behind 2-0 to start.
In both of those games, Douglas has come back to win, defeating Spanish Springs, 3-2, over the weekend and Reno, 4-2, on Tuesday night.
Against the Cougars in the season opener, sophomore Aleeah Weaver tallied the first Tiger goal of the year off an assist from Campbell Dedmon.
Dedmon deposited the next two goals for Douglas off assists from Kylee Lash and Olivia Rodina.
Tuesday against Reno, another slow start saw the Tigers fall behind quickly.
Weaver again opened the scoring with her second goal in as many games while fellow sophomore Ava Coons buried the next two.
Bailey Rozier added the final insurance goal against the Huskies.
“We had two sophomores come in as subs and they are showing they can start,” said head coach Andrew Robles.
UP NEXT: A rematch of the last two regional championship contests as Douglas (2-0) travels to Galena (1-0).
Douglas boys’ soccer opens season with win
The Tiger boys’ soccer team kicked off its 2021 fall slate with a 2-1 win at Lowry.
With a 1-0 start in Class 3A, Douglas heads to Dayton on Thursday for its second contest of the season.