Lady Lions earn sound victory over Lady Cards
Lockhart moves into fourth place with three-game win over Del Valle
By LPR Staff
While many Lockhart sports fans remain focused on the Lions’ run for gridiron glory, another group of local athletes are taking steps to remind the community that behind every good man, stands an equally good woman – in this case, a Varsity Lady Lion
Volleyball squad that stands poised to make a mark on District 17-4A to rival their football counterparts.
In three games at the Lion’s Den on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Lady Lions defeated the Del Valle Lady Cardinals, securing a fourth-place ranking as teams gear up for the second round of district play.
Strong play from the net and from the line led to the decisive victory, with the Lady Lions leaving the Lady Cards behind 25-15, 25-7 and 25-14.
The Lady Lions started strong, serving to Del Valle and leading 4-0, before turning the ball over to the Lady Cardinals in the Game One. Lockhart maintained that lead well into the game as the Lady Cardinals fell into a groove and put points on the board. Still, they were never able to recover from the early lead and the Lady Lions won the first game 25-15.
In Game Two, the Lady Lions deftly defeated the Lady Cards, holding them to seven points total, while the home team stacked up 25 points behind strong serves and clever play at the net.
Del Valle fought back in the third game, jumping out to an early, four-point lead and maintaining the lead throughout much of the game. After trading the lead several times, the Lady Lions kicked their game into high gear and pulled ahead to secure the 25-14 victory.
Isis Johnson and Lauren Moore led the Lady Lions at the net, stacking up seven and six kills respectively. Jesi Greer provided 15 assists, backed up by Tori Hill, who had nine. Alexandria Carter logged two blocks on her stat sheet, while Isis Carter added 1.5.
Hill also contributed three digs, while Greer had two.
From the service line, Johnson led the team with eight aces on the night, followed by Moore, who had four.
On Oct. 2, the Lady Lions fell 13-25, 3-25, 12-25 to the Elgin Lady Wildcats, who at press time were undefeated in and the frontrunners in District 17-4A.
The Lady Lions will open the second round of district play on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, as they host the Lehman Lady Lobos. In their first meeting this season, the Lady Lions defeated Lehman in three straight games. On Friday, Oct. 16, they team will travel to Manor to face the Lady Mustangs, whom the lady lions also defeated in their last meeting.
Additional information provided by
Alonzo Garza and Lisa Cone