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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 lC SPORTS AND RECt00IATION After lying dormant, Vol Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com It was one of the most re- markable turnarounds any- body had ever seen in a high school volleyball game. After being handily beaten in the first two games and failing behind 15-8 in game three, it looked as if the Chester Volcanoes were go- ing to lose 3-0 in an important league match against Red- ding's University Prep last Thursday night. But right about the time everybody was getting ready to go home, the Lady Volca- noes suddenly woke up. Almost instantly, Chester transformed from making lots of errors to playing stel- lar volleyball. Chester ran the next five points and took over the lead at 19-18. U Prep responde'd with a four-point run to take a 22-19 advantage, but then Chester ran four points and eventually captured game three 26-24. "This season has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, with a lot of ups and downs," said Chester coach Chad Hyink. "We need to start playing at a high level with more consis- tency. I think we have the physical talent and experi- ence to... beat anyone on our schedule, however our men- tal focus and passion for play- ing the game hasn't always been present." As if almost wanting to hang on by a thread, the bad Chester team showed up again at the beginning of game four and spotted U Prep a 10-3 lead. But like magic, the good Chester team suddenly re- turned and ran five points to get within two. Of course, not wanting to make anything easy, the La- dy Volcanoes allowed U Prep to get within three points of winning at 22-16, but then went on a 10-2 run to win game four 26-24. "When games three and four were on the line, our de- fense was able to step up and make some plays behind some pressure serving," said Hyink. "Kaylene Dyer, who served well all night, and Taylor Stelzreide both made serves that helped us get the victory in game three, and Hayley Perry hit four in a row in game four to clinch the win. The serving was clutch, but the passion of playing defense was the key for the comeback." In the fifth and final game, U Prep scored the first three points, but Chester quickly tied it. Then the teams traded point for point up to an 11-11 tie. With victory in sight, the Lady Volcanoes once again hit stride and ran the final four points for a 15-11 win in game five and 3-2 victory. "Hopefully this can be a turning point for our confi- dence and focus," said Hyink. "Though we have been win- ning most of our league games, I don't think we are playing at the top of our game. We need our experi- enced seniors to step up their play and demand more out of themselves if we want to achieve some of the goals that were set for the season." The win put the Volcanoes at 5-1 in league play after the first round, with their only loss coming against Redding Christian two nights earlier. "Going into the week, we were all fighting for first with zero losses each," explained Hyink. "After losing to Red- ding Christian on Tuesday, the game versus U Prep be- came that much more impor- tant if we wanted to stay in the hunt for first." Hacking for Healthcare The Eastern Plumas Health Care Foundation's annual charity golf tournament was held at Whitehawk Ranch Thursday, Oct. 7. The winning foursome is pictured above, along with pro Tad McCormick, From left: Peter Fraser, Jenine Fraser, McCormick, Jody Arens and Rich Arens. Pictured right is Jill Zumwalt, who hit a hole-in-one on Hole 16 to win a Bose Sound System. Photos submitted 7: Chester 1: Loyalton Harry LeSeur, one of the captains for the Chester Volcanoes, beats the Loyalton keeper to score one of his two goals Oct. 7. Photo by Shannon Morrow Chester boys win Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Chester High School boys' soccer team demon- strated an improvement on defense with a 7-1 victory at home against Loyalton Thursday, Oct. 7. In their previous match against each other two weeks earlier, the Chester Volcanoes edged Loyalton by a score of 12-10. Mike Pixler totaled seven goals for Chester and Harry LeSeur scored five. Last Thursday's match looked considerably differ- ent, as Chester gave up just one goal and had twice as many players score. Topher Taylor registered Chester's first two goals. His first score was a long shot in- to the upper right corner of the net, and his second score cane from right in front of the goal off a keeper deflec- tion. Then in was LeSeur's turn, with two solid goals that gave the Volcanoes a 4-0 lead at hafftime. In the second half, Pixler and Brendon Crocket each claimed a goal, and Taylor added one more for a hat trick. Pixler finished the match with two assists. Chad Durkin was Chester keeper and recorded six saves while allowing just one goal. The Volcanoes wrap up their regular season sched- ule with a home game against Squaw Valley Acade- my Wednesday, Oct. 13, be- ginning at 5:30 p.m. The last time Chester played Squaw Valley, the teams went into halftime tied 4-4, but Squaw Valley captured the lone goal of the second haft for a 5-4 victory. Now with their improved defense and more threats on offense, the Volcanoes have a good chance to avenge the loss and end the regular sea- son with a win.