Lady Lion teams face tough competition, hard times
By Alonzo Garza
The Lockhart Lady Lions Freshman and Varsity volleyball teams have been having a tough time lately. The Varsity Lady Lions’ record now stands at 14-11. They lost to the Hays Lady Rebels with scores of 11-25, 13-25 and 18-25 on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The Lady Lions also lost to the New Braunfels Lady Unicorns on Friday, Sept. 7 with sco
res of 15-25, 12-25 and 23-25.
Highlights during Friday’s game included 22 kills, 16 of which came from Kelly Witte. The other six kills came from Mariah Carter and Camille Burrhus-Clay, who contributed three kills each. Witte also contributed three blocks and 21 assists during the game. The game’s six aces came from Ashley Moore and Jenee Burrhus-Clay. Moore served four and Burrhus-Clay served two. Brianna Hinnenkamp contributed nine digs to the game while Jessica Guerra helped out with 25 assists.
The Varsity Lady Lions also participated in the Hays Volleyball Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Lions bested Rockdale with scores of 25-8 and 25-14, and then fell to Fredricksburg 18-25 and 19-25.
In the game against Canyon on Tuesday, Sept. 11 the Lady Lions lost 19-25, 8-25 and 15-25. The Junior Varsity team also lost to Canyon with 17-25 and 18-25 scores.
The freshman volleyball teams had an even tougher time with their opponents.
The Freshman Maroon lost to the New Braunfels Unicorns with scores of 15-25 and 18-25.
“The team had a tough time on serve receive from the Unicorn’s powerful servers,” said Freshman Volleyball Coach Colleen Johnston.
The Maroon team did deliver eight serving aces that were led by setter and outside hitter Veronica Escobedo.
“The team’s defense has gotten considerably better with the fast reactions of Gabby Galvan and quick hands of Cassie Arredondo,” said Johnston.
The Freshman White also lost to the Lady Unicorns in two. Their score were 19-25 and 11-25.
“The White Team has been improving quickly, but even with ace serving from Ashley Hagan and Gwen Sanders, they couldn’t hold off the well placed serves of the Unicorns,” Johnston said.
Setter Courtney McGehee had an excellent game on both defense and offense. She had several of her sets lead to many of the half dozen kills in the game.
The Freshman teams also lost to Canyon on Tuesday. The Maroon team lost 17-25 and 23-25. The White team lost with scores of 20-25 and 14-25.
The Lady Lions will play against the Lady Lobos at Lehman High School on Friday, Sept. 14.