By Nick Beversdorf
Hatchet volleyball faced off against Mosinee on Tuesday, and although initial signs pointed toward a Hatchet victory, things turned against Tomahawk as the sets progressed. Mosinee eventually defeated Tomahawk in three sets, 26-24, 25-21 and then 25-15.
“Well, we started out playing well and were up 23-19 in the first game and decided not to win,” comments head coach Paul Zierten. “…it seems to be an ongoing theme with us right now. We started off about as bad as possible down 9-1 the second game but then pulled within 2 at 21-23 before Mosinee finished off the game strong to win 25-21.
“We need to get a competitive edge and work harder for points; simply being in the right position doesn’t cut it. We need to outwork other teams. Our mental state was okay coming into tonight but was quickly shattered after game one and carried the rest of the way. It was not a good game and I refuse to sugar coat our performance. If we want to win in October we need to work harder at every aspect of the game otherwise we’ll have an early exit.”
Zierten ends with a positive observation of the night…”The highlight on our side of the court was the fans decked out in their Hawaiian gear cheering their hearts out all game.”
Hatchet volleyball will travel to Northlands Pines on Thursday for another conference match, 7 p.m.