Photo by Don Nelson
Liberty Bell volleyball coach Christine Scott conferred with the Lady Lions during a timeout in the Tonasket match.

The Liberty Bell High School volleyball team staged a gutsy comeback against league-leading Tonasket to avoid a three-game shutout in a home-court contest on Oct. 17, but couldn’t stay with the Tigers the rest of the night in a 3-1 loss.

Tonasket took the first two games by convincing margins, 25-15 and 25-7. The Lady Lions rallied to an 18-18 tie in the third game after trailing early, and the teams traded points back and fourth until Liberty Bell closed it out on a kill shot by senior Katie Labanauskas.

The Tigers responded with a 25-14 win in the fourth and deciding game.

On Oct. 19, Liberty Bell traveled to Brewster — which, like Tonasket, is at the top of the league standings — and dropped a 3-0 match to the Bears, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-12. Returning to their home court on Saturday (Oct. 21), the Lady Lions fell to Soap Lake, also by 3-0. No other details were available.

Liberty Bell finished its regular season on Tuesday (Oct. 24) at Bridgeport. The Lady Lions went into that game with a 2-12 overall record. Bridgeport, which beat Liberty Bell earlier in the season, was 5-9 on the season.