Evart volleyball finds challenge too tall against Lake City

EVART— Taking on perennial power Lake City proved to be too much for the Wildcats on Thursday night as they fell behind in each of the first three sets, losing 25-12, 25-15, and 25-16.

"I think we played well," Evart coach Amanda Brown said. "We have three teams in the Highland Conference that are ranked in the state," Brown said. "That's a pretty tough conference. And we're playing hard. We're returning volleys and we're working hard. We're improving, we've won against a couple conference team, so can't be mad about that."

The Wildcats improved throughout the game, scoring more points throughout each set before scoring 16 points in the final set. 

"We just kept moving our feet, playing above anything that might happen in the game, and taking what you get and move on." Brown said.

The Wildcats showed good fight throughout the evening, closing out each set with a flurry of points. While Evart wouldn't be able to come all the way back, they made each set closer. This was noticeable in the second set, where the Wildcats were down 14-2 at the first time out, before outscoring the Trojans 13-11 for the rest of the set. 

"We want to compete for every single play," Brown said. "So as long as we do that, that's the only way you're going to get better and compete." Brown said.

Addy Gray led the team in digs on the evening with 16 digs on the evening. She also would score two kills. Brooklyn Decker recorded two blocks, three digs and two kills. Katelynn Decker recorded the team's lone ace to go along with six digs.

Up next for the Wildcats will be McBain Northern Michigan Christian at home on Tuesday, Oct. 4.