Raiders defeated in second tournament of the season by Lions

Lions win majority of matches

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Lauren Pohl

Senior Emilie Scanlon returns a volley in a prior tournament. Scanlon is the team’s captain.

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

The Lions defeated the Raiders in one of the first tournaments of the season on January 1. Out of ten matches, the team won eight.

“We just started back so competing this season hasn’t become very intense yet,” junior Lauren Pohl said. “It’s always exciting to be back. I love the atmosphere of the team, win or lose. They are a really great group of people to be around.”

I love the atmosphere of the team, win or lose. They are a really great group of people to be around.”

— Lauren Pohl

This tournament has started the season for some players and posed new challenges for others.

“[Last season] our matches were fairly long and intense so I felt very focused and determined to play well against our opponents,” senior Lauren Fuller said. “This match… was a bit different. I wasn’t very consistent with my shots so that messed up a good part of the match.”

Last year, the team saw many varsity players off as they graduated high school.

“[We] are still working on building our team,” Pohl said. “We have quite a freshman heavy team so our win record isn’t the best but that doesn’t reflect the effort of the team.”

The Lions will play the Lago Vista Vikings next on January 19.

“We are getting warmed up to be ready for them,” junior Emma Aldred said. “I’m getting back into the swing [of things] and will be ready for Lago!”