Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Volleyball Teams Struggle in Ga.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

SPORTS IN BRIEF

Two volleyball teams with strong local ties returned disappointed from the U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships.

The High Desert Suave, an 18-and-under team featuring players from the West Side, finished 37th out of 64 teams at the event, which concluded Wednesday in Atlanta.

"We did a lot of good things, but when you get to that level, you can't make any mistakes," Suave coach Vince Vandermey said. "We played good, but we just couldn't do it at the end."

The Suave roster included seniors-to-be Lindsay Morrison and Britney Drumm from Rio Rancho High School and Laura Conklin from Cibola. …

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