Bayfield ends Lady Mean Moose’s winning streak

Alamosa High School’s Charley Higham (4) sends the all over the net while Bayfield’s Kenasea Byrd (11) goes up for the block. The Lady Mean Moose lost to the to Lady Wolverines in four sets (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – The fifth-ranked Alamosa High School volleyball team saw its five-match winning streak come to an end as it was defeated by Bayfield in four sets Saturday at the AHS gym.

“I think we got too complacent and we need to keep working hard,” said Alamosa coach Annie Mortensen. “They’re a good blocking team and a very good serving team and they played well. We need to work on confidence and try to play the game we want to play.”

The Lady Wolverines scored the first two points of the first set, however, the Lady Mean Moose rallied to take a 9-5 lead. Bayfield came back to tie the score at 9-9, but Alamosa went back in front by a 16-12 margin.

The Lady Wolverines closed to within 17-16, however, Sydney Jackson slammed two kills for a 19-16 edge.

Bayfield then ran off seven consecutive points to take a 23-19 led. Alamosa got as close as 23-21, but the Lady Wolverines scored the final two points for a 25-21 win.

The Lady Mean Moose opened the second set by scoring the first three points. They increased the lead to 7-5 before the Lady wolverines went back in front at 8-7.

Alamosa regained the lead at 9-8, but Bayfield scored five straight points for a 13-9 advantage.

The Lady Wolverines increased their lead to 21-14, however, the Lady Mean Moose went on a 7-1 run to close within 22-21. But Bayfield scored three of the final five points to win the second set 25-23.

Alamosa began the third set by taking a 7-3 lead. It extended the lead to 11-6 before Bayfield came back to close within 12-9.

The Lady Mean Moose pushed the advantage to 17-9, however, the Lady Wolverines went on a 10-1 run to take a 19-18 edge. But Alamosa scored the final seven points to take the third set 25-19.

The Lady Mean Moose began the fourth set with a 3-1 lead. However, the Lady Wolverines rallied to take a 12-6 advantage. Alamosa eventually came back to close within 23-22, but Bayfield scored the final two points to take the set and match 25-22.

Laci Christensen led the Lady Mean Moose’s hitting game with 12 kills, followed by Charley Higham with 11, Mary Masias with 10, and Avery Mobbley with eight.

Kiara Gallegos led in assists with 23 and Morgan Ortega had 14. Taybor Wiedeman led in service aces with four.

Alamosa (7-5, 3-1 Intermountain League) will begin the second half of the league season on Saturday as it will host Pagosa Springs. The varsity match will begin at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to work on getting consistent,” Mortensen said. “We need to work on having confidence and working together as a team.”


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