Moral victories aren’t reflected in win-loss records but Spanish Springs has to feel good about its effort Tuesday night at home against Carson.
The Senators are widely regarded as one of the best teams in the DI North along with Bishop Manogue and got all they could handle from the young Cougars before pulling out a 25-14, 33-31, 21-25, 25-23 road win.
Spanish Springs fell to 12-8, 2-2 in the DI North. Carson improved to 9-1, 3-0.
With the match going four sets, including a 64-point marathon in the second, a number of the Cougs had stat nights.
Emily Moore turned in a season-high 13 kills to go with six digs and five aces. Fellow junior Mackenzie O’Connell finished with 39 assists, seven kills, six aces and six digs. Kennedy Stroshine led the Purple with 16 digs.
The Cougars will look to move back above .500 in DI North play on Thursday when they travel to Damonte Ranch.
Raiders remain winless
The Raiders slow start to the season continued in their home opener Tuesday night, getting swept on their home floor by Damonte Ranch.
With the 25-11, 25-21, 25-13 loss, Reed dropped to 0-5, 0-3 and is still looking for the first win of the James Crane era. Crane took over for former coach Kris Flagtvedt in the offseason.
The Mustangs improved to 5-5, 2-1 in DI North play.
Reed will continue to look for its first win of the season Thursday at home against a stout Douglas team. First serve is at 6 p.m.