Baldwin girls fall to Brethren

Panthers win first set but drop next three

Baldwin's Daisy Simmons goes after the ball in Thursday action.

Baldwin's Daisy Simmons goes after the ball in Thursday action.

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Brethren 3, Baldwin 1

BALDWIN -- Host Baldwin on Thursday won the first set 25-22, but suffered with serve receive in the next three and lost 25-12, 25-14, 25-17.

Top stat players for the Panthers included Aariona Burrell, Daisy Simmons, Krista Simmons, Naomi Marsh-Robinson, Autumn Heighton. Kelsey Hayter, Lejla Haznederavic and Abigail Oisten.

“We did really good the first game,” Oisten said. “After that, we started slowly down a little bit and let them get ahead of us and lost our groove. We need good motivation and talking. Communication is the key.”

“We were behind but came back and won the first match,” Baldwin coach Duane Roberts said. “It was a great performance. We had high energy for most of the first set and started losing energy. Keeping our stamina is something we’re working on now. It’s kind of difficult when you only have eight girls that can actually play varsity level ball.

“I was impressed with the attacks and tenacity of both teams. Kudos to Marsh-Robinson and Oisten and Arionna Burrell and a big shoutout to Kelsey Hayter.”

The JV Baldwin team lost 3-0. 

Baldwin plays Tuesday at home with Bear Lake.

Pine River 3-0

The Pine River varsity traveled to Hesperia for a tri against Montague and Hesperia on Thursday and won both. It was 
24-26, 25-15, 15-13 over Montague and 25-17, 17-25, 17-15 over Hesperia.

“We served much better tonight than we did on Tuesday,” Pine River coach Jana Dennis said. “Tonight we played with a little more fire than we have lately. It was definitely a good night for us. We worked as a team and communicated very well.”

Pine River was at home Tuesday against Manton and lost 3-0.