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8th Grade “A” vs. Miller
The 8th grade “A” volleyball team easily outmatched the Miller Diamondbacks Monday night, Oct. 3, in a district contest. The Lady Lions played well throughout the match, making very few errors.
During the first game, Alison Clark led the team with six serves, and Desiree Roland led the attack with four kills and three tips. The Lady Lio

ns easily took the first game with a 25-11 score.
The second game was much the same. Brandy Stacks led the defense with several key digs, and Jamie Schulle returned to the line-up after a week”s absence, leading the second game by delivering accurate sets on the front row.
Lauren Moore played outstanding offense and defense, and was given the team”s game ball following the contest. Moore had a total of seven kills, and played solid defense, particularly in the front row.

8th Grade “B” vs. Miller
On Monday, Oct. 3, the Lady Lions 8th grade “B” volleyball team skinned the snakes from San Marcos Miller in two quick games.
In the first game the Lady Lions won 25-6. Audrey Valdez served 12 solid serves in a row, followed by Amanda Alvarez with six. Amanda Wright and Kariah Selby hammered the ball down on the Snakes with multiple kills.
“The girls had hard, powerful serves and kills making it hard for the Snakes to return,” Coach Alisha Homann said.
In the second game, the Lady Lions kept up the momentum winning 25-8. Audrey Aguilar led the team with nine serves, while Julia Robicheaux added six more. Cortney Ferris and Kristina Knudsen had an awesome game at the net with four kills each. Monica Parra had a great defensive game at the net with three digs.

7th Grade vs. Miller
The Lady Lions 7th grade “A” & “B” teams were both defeated by Miller on Monday, Oct. 3. Both teams current district record is 3-3.

8th Grade “B” vs. Goodnight
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Lady Lions 8th grade “B” volleyball team demolished the Snakes from San Marcos Goodnight.
The Lady Lions got the job done in two games, winning 25-9 and 25-13. Amanda Wright had an all-around outstanding game with nine serves in a row, three attacks, and four digs. Audrey Valdez and Kariah Selby added fuel to the fire with kills kills each.
The Lady Lions did not let up in the second game, with Audrey Aguilar leading the Lions in serving with eight points. Monica Parra trailed her adding five more points. At the net, Cortney Ferris had four attacks, followed by Christina Knudsen with three.
Setters Amanda Alvarez, Kelsey Briscoe, and Jocelyn Coleman did a great job of tipping the ball at the net in both games.
“I was very impressed by the level of play the girls showed tonight,” said Coach Alisha Homann. “Hopefully, we can continue to work hard and be successful!”

8th Grade “A” Cedar Creek Tournament
The 8th grade A volleyball team traveled to Cedar Creek on Saturday, Oct. 15, to compete in an eight team tournament.
The Lady Lions walked away with the first place medals, and the Championship trophy after beating Taylor, Wallace, and then Cedar Creek in the Championship game.
Game balls were given to Desiree Roland, who had a tremendous day at the net, with 17 kills, and several well placed tips. Roland also served six aces during the day.
Jamie Schulle also received a game ball for overall hustle, and great leadership on the court.
Jordyn Platt received the third game ball for leadership, and great setting. Other oustanding performers were Jesi Greer, who served 100 percent from the service line, and Brandy Stacks who played outstanding defense and made 11 kills.

8th grade “A” vs. Goodnight
The 8th grade “A” volleyball team narrowly defeated Goodnight on
Thursday night, Oct. 13,
It turned out to be an unbelievable match to the finish. Although the team came out strong, winning the first game easily, Goodnight rebounded in the second game to tie the match at 1-1.
In the incredible third game, the Lady Lions rallied, after being down match point on two occasions, to win the game in extra points, 17-15.
Brandy Stacks was the hero in the third game, digging three balls out of the net, in what would have been match point for
Goodnight.
Bianca Juarez received the game ball. She played the match as the team”s libero, accurately passing difficult serves, and leading the team”s defense in the back row.
“That was the most incredible 8th grade match I have ever coached or seen,” Coach Le Ann Sibley said. “The plays that the girls were making to save the game were completely unbelievable.”

7th Grade vs. Goodnight
Last Thursday, Oct. 13, the 7th grade “A” & “B” teams were both defeated by the Goodnight Rattlers.
Both teams district record is 3-4 after the loss to Goodnight.

7th Grade “A” Tournament
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the 7th grade “A” team competed in the Cedar Creek volleyball tournament and brought home the consolation trophy.
Amber Robbins had a perfect serving percentage (10 for 10) and sealed the victory for the Lady Lions with an ace against Bastrop.
“Way to Go Lady Lions,” said Coach Tamar Collins.

8th grade “A” vs. Dahlstrom
The 8th grade A volleyball team pulled off an incredible victory Monday night, Oct. 17, on the road against their district rival, the Dahlstrom Lady
Mustangs.
“If you thought Thursday”s contest against Goodnight couldn”t be topped, you were wrong,” Coach LeAnn Sibley said.
The Lady Lions started strong, with Desiree Roland putting away six kills in the first game. The group played solid defense, transitioning well on the court, and blew the Mustangs out 25-13 in the first game.
Game two was a bit more challenging, as Dahlstrom”s six-foot middle blocker began hitting the ball.
The game went back and forth, and Dahlstrom ended up with the second game victory by a tight score of 25-27.
Game 3 began with the Lady Lions quickly down by a score of 6-1. The group rallied to tie the score at 8, but then fell behind 14-9.
With match point on the line, Jesi Greer stepped up to serve. She served the team to tie the score at 14, with help from her teammates, who played outstanding defense. Brandy Stack had several key digs, and Jordyn Platt was the floor leader, executing precise sets to her front row hitters.
The girls pulled off an incredible victory, with a game 3 score of 17-
15.
“This was the most unreal game I have ever been a part of,” Coach LeAnn Sibley said. “These girls are so competitive, and play with so much heart, they refuse to lose games.”
The win puts the team is sole possession of first place in their district.
Dahlstrom”s only two losses of the season have come against the Lady Lions. The girls have two district matches left, and have their sights set on a district championship.
(Courtesy of LeAnn Sibley, Alisha Homann, and Tamar Collins)

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