TACOMA - The Sehome volleyball team was able to balance the negatives with the positives after its season-ending loss on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Mariners lost to Capital 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 in a fifth-place semifinal at the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament at Pierce College.
Sehome ends the season at 15-6.
"The girls wanted to bring home some hardware," Sehome coach Kristy White said in a phone interview. "We played some great teams and some teams that tested our ability and pushed us to get better. I think they realized how lucky they really were."
White was pleased with how the team played early but the Mariners gave away a five-point lead in the first-game loss.
"We came out and played really well," White said. "They just outserved us. It was hard for us to get out of a hole."
Taylor Lyall led Sehome with 16 kills, 15 digs and two aces. Erika Smith had 11 kills and six blocks and Megan Greer added 44 assists for the Mariners.
Sehome will lose three seniors from the team.
"Ending on a loss like most of the teams do ... other than that you have to look at the positives," White said. "We've grown and become a strong team."