The Lynden Christian volleyball team defeated Bellingham 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 15-7 on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Lynden Christian.
The Lyncs won the first two sets, but lost their way a bit in the third and fourth, forcing a decisive game five.
"The third game, we made a lot of errors and let them back in the match," Lynden Christian coach Kim Grycel said in a phone interview. "That gave them the momentum."
Lynden Christian trailed in the fourth set, 24-19, but rallied back to tie the set at 24-24. Although the Lyncs lost the set, Grycel thought coming back was big for regaining the momentum, which they took into the final set.
"It was never really close," Grycel said of the decisive set. "We dominated."
Emily Veening led the Lyncs with 32 digs, while Kara Bajema had 14 kills and 15 digs. For Bellingham Kellie Hoffstetter had 33 assists, and Olivia Bjorklund had 10 kills.