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Inconsistency hurts Seahawks in battle against rival Rams

LISA CAPITELLI ¦ Assistant Editor

(Sept. 28, 2012) Coach Sarah Zimmer was pleased with the Stephen Decatur Lady Seahawks’ performance, at times, but the girls were also inconsistent during Tuesday’s volleyball match against the Parkside Rams in Salisbury.

“With my girls, I feel like they are very up and down,” Zimmer said after the loss. “They can’t get up and stay up consistently.”

Zimmer thought the Seahawks were “flat” in the first game, when they fell 25- 26 to Parkside.

“We weren’t communicating well and our passes were not good for the setters,” Zimmer said.

The team’s communication improved in the second game, but Zimmer said passes were still off target and Decatur lost to Parkside by four points, 25-21.

The Seahawks turned things around in the third game to earn a 25-15 victory.

“The third game was totally different. Everything flowed and we worked together,” Zimmer said. “We were communicating, we were moving our feet, we had great passes and the hits were there.”

Unfortunately for Decatur, the high level of play didn’t last. The Rams took the final game 25-15 to win the match.

“We kind of fell apart. Everything broke down again,” Zimmer said.

Decatur senior Casey Ortiz had six aces and 11 kills. Setter Ashley Trice, a senior, recorded 10 assists. Senior Bianca Alvarado tallied five kills and 14 digs. Defensive specialist Alexis Martinek, a senior, dug 14 Parkside hits.

Decatur will travel to Pocomoke on Tuesday to play the Warriors.

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