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Eagles defeat Folsom in four games

By: Matt Long
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Friday’s volleyball match between Vista del Lago and Folsom was a battle between two evenly matched teams. The Eagles, however, won three of four close games to win the match, 26-24, 21-25, 25-20 and 25-20. Vista trailed nearly the entire first game before, as Folsom was only three points away from victory, leading 22-16. The Eagles, however, benefited as Folsom fell apart with errors. The Eagles did earn a couple points on their own on a Tristan Lamy block and a tip by Anders Mintz. Later with the match tied at 24, Vista’s Griffin Galvin ended the match with a pair of tips that found the floor on Folsom’s side of the net. “We got down in that first game and fought back and were competitive,” Vista coach Larry Campbell. “I thought our guys were pretty scrappy and hit the floor a lot and that’s the first time I’ve seen that this year. It was a scrappy win and I was happy about that.” Despite losing the first game by blowing a lead, the Bulldogs hung tough and returned the favor in nearly the same way. Vista led for the first half of the second game until Folsom tied the game at 14. The teams battled back and forth until Folsom led 23-21. The Bulldogs finished the matched with a kill by Derek O’Shaughnessy and then an ace by Malcolm Lockett. Vista worked up a nine-point lead in the second game, up 12-3, and led the entire game, but the Bulldogs battled back to as close as two points before the Eagles finished off the match, 25-20. Folsom led the fourth game until Vista took the lead 14-13 and never trailed again on its way to another 25-20 win to finish off the match. “Griffin and Dustin Lamy served well and I thought that was the key as Folsom had trouble getting good passes,” Campbell said. “Griffin is a solid player and his hits were crucial to our success.” Folsom coach Aaron Dekalb added, “Vista’s a good team and played tough. They were consistent and played team-oriented ball and we didn’t. My team needs to come together as a team.”