It’s been a tough start to the season for Logansport’s volleyball team. But on Tuesday the Berries played their arch nemesis, Harrison, to a close match in the Berry Bowl.
Just like in last year’s sectional title match, the Berries were able to take a game from the Raiders but weren’t able to get over the hump.
The Raiders held off the Berries in four games (25-17, 17-25, 25-22, 25-19) in a possible sectional preview.
“I think we proved tonight that we’re right with them still. Even with the slow start that we’ve had, we were still right with them tonight,” LHS coach Jon Vernon said.
The Berries (4-5) and Raiders (7-3) could certainly meet again in the Berry Bowl six weeks from now with the season on the line.
The Berries could look back to a crucial moment Tuesday in the third set when they were in position to possibly take a 2-1 lead in the match.
The Berries had stormed back from a 17-13 deficit in the set with a 8-1 run to take a 21-18 lead. Katie Easter had two aces during the run, Syd Bullard had three kills and Paulie Frye added a booming kill from the right side.
But the Raiders battled back with the help of some Berry errors to get within 21-20. Bullard struck again from the back row to make it 22-20 before the Raiders answered with five straight points which included two Berry errors, two kills and an ace by Kiley Banker to end the set.
“We still are a little bit young. In some spots we’ve still got some young kids, the ninth game of the season they’re still trying to work through,” Vernon said. “But you’ve got to give Harrison credit. They’ve been in that situation before where they’ve been behind and they fought back.”