JUNCTION CITY — For one set, Baker’s volleyball team showed Saturday that it was capable of beating Junction City in a Class 4A playoff match.
The three other sets were a different matter.
Baker struggled early and then couldn’t maintain the momentum from its dominating third set in suffering a season-ending loss to Junction City, 25-14, 25-16, 16-25, 25-13.
“We couldn’t keep it going for that fourth set,” Baker coach Chelsea Hurliman said. “It was kind of a disappointing way to end the season.”
Hurliman said that although Junction City is a solid team, Baker’s miscues contributed much to their losing the first two sets.
“We had a ton of unforced errors,” she said. “We’ve kind of been our own worst enemy at times this season.”
The Bulldogs had no such problems in the third set.
“They played better together, I think was the biggest thing,” Hurliman said.
She said Lauren Benson, Hailey Zikmund and Emma Baeth all played well.
Baker finished the season with an 8-12 record.