Though the Los Lunas High School volleyball team started out the season 2-0, they are still trying to find their identity.
When asked to assess her team’s performance in their first two wins against Santa Fe Capital and Piedra Vista, Lady Tiger head coach Tara Trujillo said, “It’s hard to say. We were so up and down on Saturday. We were one team one game and another the next.”
At Piedra Vista Saturday, the schizophrenic Lady Tigers had to come from behind to pull out the match in five games, 11-15, 15-3, 6-15, 15-9, 15-6.
Trujillo said middle hitter/blocker Amy Wortman stood out on Saturday and in the Lady Tigers’ season-opening 17-15, 15-1, 15-9 win at Capital last Thursday.
“She had 15 kills, nine blocks and seven digs to go along with it against Capital, and she probably led us in kills on Saturday too,” Trujillo said. “That’s good to see — a senior stepping up like that and taking charge.”
Trujillo said another senior, Stacey Delgado, did a great job coming off the bench and playing back row against Piedra Vista. “Defensively, she was great for us,” the coach said. “She picked up some digs that were pretty crucial.”
Trujillo said her team hasn’t played as well as she would have liked, but she’s satisfied with the results so far.
“You’re not going to be as consistent the early part of the year, so that’s OK,” she said. “We were serving better than we did last year, we were passing better, playing better defense — not so many balls are hitting the floor. But there’s still a long way to go, that’s for sure.”
Los Lunas played its third road match of the season at Sandia on Tuesday (no score was available at News-Bulletin press time).
The Tigers play their home opener Thursday against Belen (see story on page 1B). The varsity match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.