BHS blocks Farmington

Wolverines’ size pays big dividends in a straight-sets victory at home

Bayfield High School “started out kind of slow,” but the Wolverines’ volleyball team rallied for a straight-sets victory over Farmington on Tuesday night at home.

BHS (8-1) won 25-23, 25-18, 25-14.

“When you make eight hitting errors and two service errors, that’s 10 free points ... you can’t do that and get a win,” BHS head coach Kelley Rifilato said of the Wolverines’ opening game. “We were lucky to get a win there.”

Bayfield had less errors in Game 2 and even less in Game 3.

“We made a lot of errors in that first game, then we were able to focus after that and do our job,” Rifilato said.

Kirstie Hillyer had 11 kills on 21 attempts and three block assists, and Jen Phelps had eight kills, including six deep in the Scorpions’ court.

“She really hit the ball well,” Rifilato said.

Kayla J. McCoy had four block assists, and the Wolverines’ setter/utility player Lindsey Reinmuth had 20 digs.

“She does everything well for us,” Rifilato said of Reinmuth. “She was flying all over the place.

“She’s a special player.”

Rifilato said it was the first match this season where she really felt size played to its advantage: BHS had 16 block assists.