Lady Lions close season against tough competition


The Lady Lions concluded their volleyball season this past week with games against Del Valle and Samuel Clemens.

Lady Lions v. Del Valle
The Lady Lions hosted Del Valle for Parent and Senior Night.
The Lady Lions came out determined to show they were the better team during this third match of the season against Del Valle. In the first two match-ups, the La

dy Lion pulled out tight victories, and from the outset, they were determined to let the Lady Cardinals know who was in control. Lockhart took the match in three straight games, 25-10, 25-19 and 25-11.
“We really came out to prove that we were not going to make the same mistake we did against Lehman and take Del Valle lightly,” said head coach Jeff Witte. “The girls played with a lot of passion and heart and it showed in the results.”
The Lady Lions served against Del Valle as well as they have all season, picking up a season-high 15 aces during the match.
Offensively the Lady Lions were led by Camille Clay with 11 kills, followed by sister Jenee Clay with eight, Ashley Moore with five, Kelly Witte with four and Brianna Hinnenkamp and Natalie Raemsch with three each. Andrea Carter led the Lady Lions with a personal best of 17 assists, followed by Meredith Moore with seven and Shelby Hendrichs with three. K.Witte led the serving stats with 31 serves, 27 points and seven aces. Hinnenkamp and Ashley Johnson each picked up two aces.
Defensively A. Moore and K. Witte led the team with nine digs each, followed by Hinnenkamp with seven and A. Carter with six. K. Witte also led in blocking, with 2.5.

Lady Lions v. Clemens
The Lady Lions concluded their season by traveling to Samuel Clemens to take on the Lady Buffaloes in a hard-fought match that Clemens took in four games, 15-25, 25-18, 24-16 and 15-25.
“I felt early on that this was a match we could and should take,” Coach Witte said. “The Lady Buffaloes had proven to be a tough opponent all season yet did not seem to be on top of their game tonight, yet the Lady Lions were not able to take advantage of the situation. We just could not seem to get in a real good rhythm and kept having to tip and dink instead of getting good clean swings on the ball.”
Offensively the Lady Lions were led by K. Witte with ten kills, followed by C. Clay with eight and J. Clay with four. A Carter led the Lady Lions in assists with 13 and also served up a team-high two aces. She was followed in assists by S. Hendrichs and Natalie Raemsch with five each and K. Witte with four. A. Moore and K. Witte led then defensive effort with 15 digs each, followed by Hinnenkamp with nine and J. Clay and A. Carter with seven each.
Lockhart”s blocking was as strong as it has been all season, with K. Witte getting 6.5 blocks, Raemsch with 4.5, M. Carter with two and C. Clay with 1.5.
The Lady Lions concluded the season with a record of 11- 22 and a district record of 3 – 11.
(Courtesy of Jeff Witte)


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