After the first set, it looked like the Liberty Hawks girls volleyball team would be able to have its share of the North Sequoia League championship against the Sierra-Tollhouse Chieftains.
The Hawks used the emotions from Senior Night to win the first set, but couldn’t keep it going, dropping the next three sets Thursday night at Liberty High School. The loss dropped the Hawks to 6-2 with two matches left while Sierra remained undefeated in the NSL.
“We had a lot of mental errors and lost focus on the ultimate goal,” head coach Brandon St. Lucia said. “We had people that never miss serves, miss serves. For the first time, they didn’t work as a team. It was a lack of focus, motivation and fight. We started pointing fingers and we don’t do that.”
The Hawks have two matches left to try to set up a run at the Div. IV title. Last season, the Hawks lost a tough five-set match to eventual champion Woodlake...