Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2004

BHS volleyball continues to struggle

September 23, 2004

The Baldwin High School varsity volleyball squad had another disappointing night on Tuesday, losing all three matches.

The first match of the night pitted BHS against Spring Hill. The Bulldogs came out strong in the first game, staying on top of Spring Hill 27-25. However, serve receive problems left the young squad battling from behind early in the second game before losing 18-25. The final game looked great for the team. Senior Bailey Stuart led the team with 11 points and eight kills. The Bulldogs, however, failed to seal the deal after leading by 11 at one point in the final game of the match.

"It's almost as if this group is afraid to win," coach Jim Oatman said.

The second match paired the Class 4A Bulldogs up with 5A foe Gardner-Edgerton. The 6-foot-2 senior from Gardner shredded the Bulldog defense. The Baldwin squad found she was a force to be reckoned with as the Bulldogs lost both games 12-25. Leading scorer for the Bulldogs was freshman Colby Heckathorne with four points. Stuart also assisted with four kills.

The final match of the night found BHS facing Wellsville once again. The Eagles easily disposed of the Bulldogs 13-25 in both games.

"Our floor presence was non-existent and it was as if we had given up," Oatman said.

Leading scorers for the Bulldogs in the final match were junior Kelsey Heckathorne and Stuart with three points each. Heckathorne led all spikers with five kills.

"For the most part, we had a pretty decent showing," Heckathorne said. "We just didn't keep our heads in it to pull out any wins when we could have."

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