North Laurel Falls at Cumberland Homeschool Athletic Team House | Sports
It was a tough night for the North Laurel Lady Jaguars on Thursday, when they faced the athletic team at Cumberland Homeschool (CHAT) and fell in straight sets.
CHAT controlled the game for all three sets. They won the first set 25-14 and won the second set 25-16. North Laurel fought back in the third set, but CHAT fell back to win the set 25-18 and the match.
Coach Scott Croucher said his team were able to go head-to-head with CHAT for much of the night, but narrowly failed. Croucher said two players, Ivy Greer, River Greer and Abby Diehl, really made a difference for CHAT.
“The sets were actually closer than the scores indicated. There was a lot of solid play on both sides. We made mistakes, when their team made very little, ”said Croucher. “Ivey Greer and Abby Diehl played really well, hitting the ball for them and putting a lot of sideways, as well as River Gree, placing themselves pretty well and scoring some solid points. “
While the Lady Jaguars struggled to score more points on the board, Croucher said he liked the way his team struggled on defense.
“We had solid defensive play and our passer Alivia Parker, along with our midfielder Jane Lock and away Emma Parman all had solid plays,” said Croucher. “As mentioned, the main difference is that we had a few more mistakes in our execution, and they played it well. Glad to see them on the road and see a few other good games.”