PHOTOS: Vale caps intense week at net with Nampa loss

The Vikings celebrate after winning a point. Sophomore Jaymeson Jensen, second from right, made 12 kills and served at 100% during the match. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – The Vikings were tired. It’s no excuse, said Coach Shannon Steele, but playing 33 sets of volleyball over just five days took a toll at Monday’s match against the Nampa Christian Trojans.

The match was a home game for Vale, and the Vikings beat the Trojans in the first set. But they went on to lose the next three sets in a row: 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17.

The final set saw the Vikings nearly climb their way back as they won five points back-to-back, but it wasn’t enough.

Steele commended her team for playing hard and serving tough throughout the . . .