Despite a hard-fought match, the Bishop High Lady Broncos volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday.
The Broncos’ ball control, serving and aggression at the net would have defeated a lesser team, but the Scorpions’ brick wall at the net was the deciding factor.
“We played hard, we played strong,” said coach Sheri Sonke. “I’m proud of the effort, this was our best game as a team yet.”
Bishop got off to a strong start in Game 1. The teams were blow for blow until the Scorpions turned on their after-burners, pulling away to the 15-25 finish.
During the mid-point of Game 2, Bishop found a few chinks in the Broncos’ armor, but not enough to take the lead.
With strong blocks at the net, the Scorpions pulled ahead early in Game 3 and held on to the end.
The Lady Broncos play their last two home games of the season next week. The senior team members will be honored at the Oct. 28 game against Kern Valley.