Raiders have tough time with Panthers and Bulldogs

Navarre’s volleyball team couldn’t power past a pair of district opponents last week. The Raiders lost in straight sets to Milton last Tuesday and again to Crestview on Thursday.

Against the Bulldogs, the Raiders were up 11-8 in the first set but ended up giving away the lead late, eventually dropping the game 25-17. Crestview never allowed Navarre to mount a serious challenge in the second set, winning 25-13, nor the third, closing out the night with a 25-11 win.

Senior Alyssa Kisselburg and junior Abbey Nebarez, both outside hitters, had their swings, but due to some untidy passing from the back row, those efforts ended up being soft returns instead of thunderous spikes.

“We started off strong, and then got in our heads,” Nebarez said. “I cased every opportunity I was given. Our machine was not rolling today.”

The Raiders managed just 13 kills in the three-set match. Kisselburg led the way with five kills on 23 attempts, and Nebarez scored four times on 10 attempts. Four more Raiders chipped in with one kill apiece.

Read the full article in the Aug. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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