Holy Trinity volleyball falls to West Shore in close match


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Holy Trinity's Megan Sweeney (No. 11) delivers one of her 11 kills for the Tigers, who lost a close match 3-1 to visiting West Shore on Tuesday.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

Holy Trinity volleyball coach Pete Klonowski offered no excuses.

“I just think they played better than we did,” said Klonowski after West Shore defeated his Tigers 3-1 Thursday night at Holy Trinity.

“Their defense was better than ours. We got beat today. We had some opportunities we didn’t capitalize on and they did a good job of capitalizing on the opportunities we gave them.”

It was a tight match to say the least with West Shore coming out on top 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-20.

After the teams split the first two games, the Tigers found themselves trailing in Game 3 only to rally and give themselves a chance to steal the game. But down 23-22, Holy Trinity would lose the next two points and the game.

“It’s disappointing,” Klonowski said. “But you’ve got to give them credit. They played very well.”

Senior setter Hailey Vice had 30 assists for Holy Trinity (1-2). Senior Dominique Rousseau had 11 kills and 16 digs while another senior, Megan Sweeney, had 11 kills, 11 digs, two blocks and three aces. Senior Taya Britten had three blocks.

Holy Trinity is now hoping for a repeat of last season when the Tigers lost to West Shore in the regular season, but went on to win the district title.

“We’ll learn from this,” Klonowski said. “We’ll get better.”

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