Beaver Dam’s Dakota Hurst sends a shot over the net during a recent match against Coral Academy of Science. PHoto by Bob Snell

The learning curve continues for the young and inexperienced Beaver Dam High volleyball team.

The Lady D-Backs, which has just one senior on the squad, dropped two home matches last week falling to the Coral Academy of Science of Las Vegas, 3-0, and Green Valley Christian School of Henderson, 3-0.

The results leave Beaver Dam at 0-2 in 1A South League play and 2-7 overall.

“We just have to trust the process,” BDHS head coach Charyn McDonnell said. “We’re young and inexperienced and trying to build a program. We are improving in each area of the game, but we just can’t seem to put it all together in a match. We’ll do one thing well, but struggle in another. We just need to be more consistent.”

Beaver Dam lost to Coral Academy by scores of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-14 Tuesday night at the BDHS gymnasium. Coral Academy, which is playing as an independent this season, improved to 3-0 with the win.

“They have developed a good program,” McDonnell said. “We had trouble with serve receiving. They were using a top spin serve.”

Senior Dakota Hurst led Beaver Dam with four service aces, three kills and two blocks. Sophomore Nancy Lopez had six service points including an ace while junior Vanessa Quevedo added five service points and sophomore Elizabeth Jensen had two kills.

On Friday, the Lady D-Backs fell to Green Valley Christian by scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-12.

“We had our moments in both matches, but again, we’re so young and inexperienced,” McDonnell said. “I can’t wait until we get our program to where we can go out and battle teams. I’m so excited for the future.”

The Lady D-Backs will play at Sandy Valley (0-2 league, 1-5 overall) on Friday at 4 p.m. in a league match and will host Water Canyon of Hilldale, Utah in a non-league match Monday at 6 p.m.