October 15, 2014

Miners VB gets sweep

By Jarann Johnson

Most of the time when a high school team collects a sweep the head coach and players walk away with facial expressions that show happiness. But after a 3-0: 25-19, 25-14, 25-23 home win over Richardton-Taylor early last week, the Beulah Miners walked away with facial expressions showing frustration.
Beulah head coach Kevin Peterson was mostly frustrated with his team’s inability to consistently communicate with each other and move on defense during the match.  
“I just thought, ‘We’re taking some things for granted right now and eventually that could cost us a match.’ I mean, we’re a month away from the region tournament and we still won’t talk at times and we can’t figure out that when we struggle -- we can’t move our feet and we don’t talk. So, it’s frustration right now.”
Even though Peterson was frustrated with his team’s communication and defense it didn’t hurt the Miners in the first two sets of the game, mainly because Richardton-Taylor committed a lot of errors. The first set of the match was close at 12-10, then the Miners made a move. The Miners went on a short 3-point rally capped by a Jaime Murschel kill for a 15-10 lead.
Richardton-Taylor called a timeout after Murschel’s ace but it was too late. The Miners won the set 25-19. The second set was close early on but ended in another Miner win.
The score was tied 10-10 when Mikayla Aluise, senior outside hitter, committed a serving error giving Beulah an 11-10 lead. Aluise’s serving wouldn’t hurt Richardton-Taylor initially.


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