Volleyball: LA swept in first home contest

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By Mike Cote

On a neutral court, after a long, grueling weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers played tough against the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinal volleyball team.

So Tuesday, the Hilltoppers were expecting quite a bit better showing than it got against the Cardinals.

Los Alamos led in every game Tuesday, holding late leads in the first two, but fell to Robertson, 3-0.

In the first game, Los Alamos held a seemingly-comfortable 22-18 lead and had two game points before falling. In the second game, Los Alamos led 20-17 at one point but couldn’t hold on to that lead either.

Robertson, the state Class AAA runner-up in 2007 and considered a contender again this season, took the 27-25, 25-23, 25-16 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.

The Hilltopper offense was inconsistent throughout most of the first half of Tuesday’s match. Compounding the problem was that, after its slow start, the offense started playing tentatively, dinking and dunking instead of swinging away.

That timidity played right into Robertson’s hands.

“That really hurt us,” Hilltopper head coach Diana Stokes said. “We’ve got to keep on top of it.”

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