After sweeping rival Colfax for the second time this season, Placer setter Kirstin Shauble was feeling pretty confident.
The senior predicted that her Lady Hillmen will sweep Bear River Thursday night to win the Pioneer Valley League championship.
“I’ll put money on it,” she said.
Schauble was equally confident on the court Friday, using some razzle-dazzle to record 18 assists as Placer swept Colfax 25-11, 25-19, 25-17 at Earl Crabbe Gym to remain unbeaten in PVL play.
The gymnasium was hostile and it was clear the Lady Bruins read Shauble's words and did not appreciate it.
The Placer setter was correct though there was a sweep in favor of the Bear River. The games were very close including a come from behind win in the third set.
Bear River's coach Matt McDonald said we can not look past Colfax. If the Lady Bruins can defeat Colfax and Placer wins its final game they will share the PVL title.
Bear River won the first set. Dropped the second and won the third. The video of match point is below. The video is a little rough as I was sitting a little to close to the action, sorry about that.
The nights only loss was a well fought three game match in which Placer was victorious.
In the first game Bear River stayed close at 13 all but fell 25-15.
In game two the Lady Bruins led 14-12, 18~14, 20~18 but the Hillgals knotted the score at 22-22 and took the lead at 23~22. Bear River scored the next three to win 25~23.
The third and final game was also close but Placer pulled in front at 8-5 which gave them a lead which they held onto to the end as they won 15-12.