By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

The Brookings-Harbor High School volleyball team lost to the Del Norte Warriors Thursday night for the second time in two tries.

After a nail-biting five-game loss in the first meeting, the Warriors got the best of the Bruins again the second time around, but this time in more convincing fashion with a three game sweep (9-25, 15-25, 9-25).

andquot;Our passing was not good tonight,andquot; Coach Lori Cooper said. andquot;Hopefully we can take this as a learning experience and move on.andquot;

The Bruins (4-2) started out with an early 4-0 lead in game one, but the Warriors quickly rattled off nine points of their own to jump out to a 9-4 lead.

After that spurt, the Bruins couldn't recover and managed only five more points for the game.

In game two, the Warriors bolted out to a 9-0 lead, but this time it was the Bruins who clawed their way back.

A block by Stephanie Kerr cut the lead to two, 15-13.

But the Bruins couldn't continue their rally and lost their momentum and game two, 25-15.

Game three saw a dominant performance at the net by the Warriors who were getting up and blocking almost everything that the Bruins threw at them.

Kerr led the Bruins with five kills, four blocks and two assists.

Molly Vance had six assists and one block while Moriah Foster has two saves and one kill.

The JV Bruins came back from a loss in game one to win the final two games and remain undefeated on the year at 6-0.

After dropping game one 18-25, the Bruins rallied in game two for the 26-24 win.

With their confidence level still in the rafters after a close game two win, the Bruins cruised to a 15-6 game three win.

The Bruins head to Arcata for a tournament this weekend and then start league play on Thursday, Sept. 20 against Siuslaw at home. The JV squad starts at 5 p.m. with the varsity game following around 7 p.m.

The Bruin coaches would like to thank Kerr's Ace Hardware for the new uniforms this year as well as Dr. Silver, Chetco Appliance and Mr. and Mrs. O'dell for donations to the program. They would also like to thank Mike Worthy of Southwest Physical Therapy for his help with the volleyball players.