Fresh off their win in the Mary Jo Goldey Tournament over the weekend, the Lake Havasu Knights’ girls’ volleyball team traveled to Parker Tuesday, Sept. 14 to play the Parker Broncs. Knights’ Coach Tim Rodriguez said Parker played much better that night than they did over the weekend as they swept the match, 3 games to 0.
The first game was the only one that was competitive. Parker didn’t finally pull out in front until late in the game, which they won, 25-21. The other scores were 25-10 and 25-14.
“Parker’s awesome,” Rodriguez said. “They’re well-coached. If they had played this well on Saturday, they might have won the tournament.”
Parker Assistant Coach Dan Maya said the Broncs made a lot of serving errors, but Rodriguez said Parker served well. Rodriguez said the Knights, on the other hand, did not serve well.
“We didn’t serve and we didn’t pass very well,” he said. “When we do those things, we can win.”
Maya said he was very happy with the win. He said Parker played almost error-free except for serving errors.
“We needed that,” Maya said of the win.
The win gave the Broncs an even overall record at 2-2. They’re 0-1 against other 3A teams, and have yet to play any of their region rivals in the 3A West. They have two matches on the road this week. They’ll play the Wickenburg Wranglers on Thursday, Sept. 16 and then face the River Valley Dust Devils Friday, Sept. 17, in Mohave Valley.
The Broncs’ next home match will be Tuesday, Sept. 21, when they play the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks. This will also be their first region game. The varsity is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Here are the standings in the 3A West region as of Sept. 15. Teams are listed by record against region opponents, record against 3A teams, and overall record:
Tonopah Valley: 0-0, 2-0, 2-3
Yuma Catholic: 0-0, 1-0, 4-1
Odyssey Institute: 0-0, 2-2, 2-3
PARKER: 0-0, 0-1, 2-2
Kingman: 0-0, 0-1, 0-4