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Badger Volleyball Comeback Effort Falls Short

12 April 2017  
Badgers boy's volleyball player Harris Temple goes up to spike a ball against Peoria High School on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 at Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Badgers Boy's Volleyball Erases Two-Game Deficit But Can't Complete Comeback

PRESCOTT- After dropping the first two games against the Peoria High School Panthers at home on Tuesday, the Prescott High School Badgers boy’s volleyball team battled back to push the contest to a fifth game but fell 15-9, losing the match 3-2.

“Words can’t even describe it right now, I’m so proud of these gentlemen,” Badger boy’s volleyball head coach Josiah Ramirez said after the game. “With the adversity that these guys are showing, and fighting through all the emotional strain that’s going on, they are still pushing through, getting better.”

Peoria took the first game in a close matchup 25-21 with twelve kills while having a bit of an easier time in the second game with a 25-15 result.

Facing a sweep, the Badgers would respond and take the next two contests, with a 27-25 win game three and 25-21 victory in game four. Both games were closely contested as neither team held more than a six-point advantage.

The comeback would fall short in the deciding fifth game as Peoria jumped ahead by five early and kept their foot on the gas for a 15-9 win.

“We get better and better every match and we’re focusing on the key details,” Badgers’ Harris Temple said. “(We’re) not playing to our weakness but playing to our strengths and it’s working out for us so far.”

Temple and Dallin Jex each had double-digit kills as Temple smacked 17 while Jex had 13 and lead the team in assists with 22.

“Our confidence is definitely soaring through the roof,” Jex said after the game. “Our next game, I feel like we will be able to come out strong and start that first game like we ended this one.”

The Badgers (1-15, 0-11 conference) remain at Prescott High School for a 5:00pm matchup against the Raymond S. Kellis Cougars on Thursday.