La Conner defeats two league rivals, 2A Sedro-Woolley in key net tests


October 4, 2023

Abi Udlock in mid-set.

Bill Reynolds

Abi Udlock in mid-set.

It's often said in sports that the best defense is a good offense.

For the youthful La Conner High School volleyball team, which carries three eighth graders – Nora McCormick, Abi Poulton and Reese Bird – on its nine-player roster, the opposite is the case.

The Lady Braves, adjusting to heavy graduation losses from its state championship net program, have transitioned this fall from a power hitting team to relying on solid defense and crisp passing.

They worked that new approach to good effect last week with two key NW2B/1B home victories over Coupeville and Friday Harbor, respectively.

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