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Hayden volleyball loses 3rd straight

Ben Ingersoll

— 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.

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"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."

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