Prep roundup: Arnold, Mosley fall in regional volleyballsemis

Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:18 PM.

NICEVILLE — Mosley volleyball coach Steve Canfield didn’t know what to expect when he watched the majority of his roster celebrate graduation in the spring.

He was hopeful Mosley could contend in District 2-6A and saw a new wealth of talent, albeit raw and in need of honing. Mosley won 24 games and on Tuesday its season ended in the Region 1-6A semifinal with a 25-22, 25-13, 26-24 loss to Niceville. The Dolphins did improve on a district final loss to the Eagles, but couldn’t forge into the regional final.

“It was a great year and I’m very proud of our kids,” Canfield said. “We basically graduated out entire team it was a complete rebuilding season. We had to replace two four-year setters and all the kids had to step up.”

On Tuesday, Lauren Corbin, one of the lone veterans on the team, had 25 digs to finish with a school-record 1,015. Her defensive prowess helped keep Mosley afloat, but Canfield said errors when Mosley had chances to move ahead were too much to overcome.

“The first set was tied 22-22, the last set 24-24, we just made some mistakes,” Canfield said. “Playing Niceville in Niceville is never easy. We gave them everything they wanted in the first and third set.”

Rachel Skibba had 10 kills and seven blocks, Heidi Nix 18 assists and 11 digs, Nicolle Valle 12 digs and seven kills and Kenley Adams six kills for the Dolphins, who finished 24-5.

Region 1-5A

1 2 3 4 5 6

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top