Lady Lions defeat Taylor in game five tiebreaker
The Lady Lions started the volleyball game last Friday night against Taylor Ducks with energy and excitement.
The Lady Lions dominated the first game with good set-ups and hustle. Sarah Moore led the girls with powerful kills that left the Lady Ducks waddling around the court.
Although the Lady Lions won their second game, their opponents managed to keep up.
The two teams were tied at 17. After some long runs across the nets, the Lions were able to gain the lead making the score 21-17. The Lady Ducks soon began to falter as the crowd of Lion fans gave them the “L,” with their fingers.
With the score at 24-19, the ladies had only one more point to win the second game. Fortunately, Krystal Schulle was able to pull it off with a kill and ending the game at 25-19.
Suffering two losses, Taylor started to pick up in the third game and came out stronger. The Lady Lions were defeated by the Lady Ducks 16-25. “Taylor got a momentum swing and we had some unforced errors that allowed Taylor to win,” said Coach Bernice Voigt.
The fourth game proved to be just as difficult for the Lady Lions. Despite a questionable call, the girls fought until the end. Unfortunately, they were not able to overcome Taylor and lost with a score of 23-25.
With two games apiece, the two teams battled it out in a game five tiebreaker. “Lockhart jumped out quick to a 3-0 lead behind the serving of Krystal Schulle. Taylor answered back and the game again was neck and neck,” said Voigt.
In the end, the Lady Lions were able to come back on track with a 15-11 win over Taylor and a district record of 4-1.
Moore led the Lady Lions with 12 kills, 2 aces and a block, while Schulle had 33 assists, 3 aces and a block. Other standouts include Kelly Witte with 5 kills and 15 digs, Venoris Carter with 11 digs and 2 aces, Krystal Laws with 9 kills and Camille Burrhus-Clay with 7 kills.
On Sept. 21, the Lady Lions traveled to Pfluggerville Connally, where both teams entered the game tied at first in district.
“The first game started out slow for the varsity. We had trouble getting started. We struggled with our passing and defense and never really got into the rhythm of the game,” said Voigt. The Lady Lions were defeated 17-25.
Although the girls played better in the second game, they were not able to beat Connally and lost 19-25.
The Lady Lions picked up the pace in the third game and ended up on top with a 25-23 win.
Unfortunately, the Lady Lions were unable to keep this up in the fourth game. “We had momentum and stayed with in reach, but at the end Connally came out on top,” said Voigt, referring to the 22-25 loss.
Game leaders include Sara Moore with 13 kills and 12 digs, Krystal Schulle with 6 kills, 21 assists, and 8 digs, Krystal Laws with 5 kills, 7 digs and 3 aces, Kelly Witte with 5 kills, 8 digs and 2 blocks and Alyssa Mitchell with 4 kills and 2 blocks.