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Corsairs come up short against Shasta

The Corsairs scrapped and battled, but, in the end, couldn’t overcome Shasta as the College of the Redwoods volleyball fell in straight sets in a Golden Valley Conference volleyball match at Eureka on Wednesday, losing 25-21, 25-22 and 25-22.

Redwoods played Shasta tight in all three games, even leading 20-18 in the third and final game, but just couldn’t get over the hump to get a victory.

“We were awful earlier in the season at their place, so for us to play them close in all three sets, the kids feel good about that,” said CR head coach Marla Gleave. “But again it’s just a matter of not finishing sets strong.”

CR’s Morgan Psalmonds was a spark plug for the Corsairs, doing a little bit of everything and keeping Redwoods in the match.
She finished with a team-high 15 digs to go with two kills, five assists and a solo block.

“Mo got the ‘energizer bunny’ award today,” Gleave said. “She plays with a lot of energy and she brought it every point, which is what we ask.”
CR’s Anna Westin and Kristyn Rook finished with seven kills apiece, while Kelsey Jones had 12 digs and Kalynn Cossolotto picked up 11 assists.
“Even though we were right there and just came up a little short, I thought the team played with some unity and I’m pleased about that,” Gleave said. “We’re improved and scoring some points the second time through conference.”

With the loss, the Corsairs drop to 0-7 in the GVC and 4-10 overall.

Redwoods plays at Feather River on Friday and at Lassen on Saturday before returning home next Friday to host Butte in its final game of the year at 6 p.m.