Hayden volleyball loses 3rd straight

— A rough week got rougher for Hayden High School volleyball, and Tigers coach Christene Planansky is just hoping things don’t spiral out of control for her squad.

A day after being swept, 3-0, on a trip to Wyoming, the Tigers lost an up-and-down, five-game heartbreaker at West Grand on Saturday afternoon.

Hayden jumped out to a 25-18 Game 1 win, lost 25-17 in Game 2, rebounded with a 25-19 Game 3 victory but dropped the final two deciding sets, 26-24 and 15-18.

“It was just back and forth. They played really hard,” Planansky said. “It wasn’t for a lack of trying. There were just a lot of little mistakes.”

Little mistakes like missed serves and untimely hits compounded for the Tigers, who dropped to 9-6 and 5-3 in league play. It was Hayden’s third-straight loss.

Consistency, Planansky said, is plaguing her Tigers, who now have a six-day break before hosting Vail Mountain on Friday.

“We’ll definitely work on consistency with everything,” Planansky said. “We’ll work our basic skills and remember that consistency is all we need, not a whole heck of a lot of power all the time.”

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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