By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

After a disappointing opening game, the Brookings-Harbor High School volleyball team fought back and held their own against the Douglas Trojans as they lost in four games (14-25, 25-21, 18-25 and 18-25).

The Bruins and Trojans were knotted at 12-12 in game one, but the Bruins faltered and ending up dropping game one 14-25.

andquot;I got on them a little bit,andquot; Coach Lori Cooper said. andquot;But they got after it in the final three games and played hard.andquot;

The Bruins came back in the second game and evened the score with a 25-21 win in game two.

In games three and four, the Bruins continued to fight as they dropped two close games, 18-25.

andquot;Overall, I was pleased with the last three games,andquot; Cooper said. andquot;They came out fighting and they never gave up on themselves.andquot;

Stephanie Kerr had a big night for the Bruins as she recorded a team-high 25 kills and 12 blocks.

Dani Olson had seven kills and six blocks while Sarah Pate contributed three kills of her own.

Molly Vance led the Bruins with 18 assists while Danielle Ambrose dished out 16 assists.

The Trojans remained at the top of the Far West League as they improved to 6-1 in league while the Bruins fell to 1-6 in league and 5-9 overall.

The next match for the Bruins is a home contest against the North Bend Bulldogs on Thursday, Oct. 18. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity to follow at 7 p.m.