Lady Lions compete in 3-day tournament known as ‘Volleypalooza’

LHS hosts annual volleyball tournament


Austin Graham

Junior player Murphy Curry after a score. This was during their first game of the tournament.

In their third consecutive weekend tournament, the Lady Lions played eight games and won three of them. The only team to compete was Varsity.

“Volleypalooza was definitely our best played tournament,” senior varsity player Callie Reed said. “We beat a team we had lost to earlier this season giving us a crucial win and a huge confidence boost.”

Without a coach the team wouldn’t have anyone to lead them. Coach’s watch the games and the players to guide them or observe them.

“The varsity did a great job this weekend coming together in multiple games to play honestly the best they have all year so far,” Coach Kendall Driver said. “They struggled to maintain consistency with that so game to game it changed but there were moment when we really saw them evolve and grow.”

The Lady Lions gave up their time during school to play their games, giving them time to practice and plan for their matches.

“We had some huge improvements in the way we played, one being that we were able to run a lot more plays,” Reed said. “Those plays tricked the other teams which got them out of their system a lot.”

Competing in a tournament means variety in the teams that are played. In these circumstances, some would say that communication is very important within the team.

“We really put it all on the court and worked so hard all weekend,” junior varsity player Lindsey Resa said. “At the end of the day our communication is what killed us.”

Results: Pasadena Memorial(W:2-0), St. Michael’s Academy(L:2-0), Byron Nelson(L:2-0), Gregory-Portland(W:2-1), Hendrickson(W:2-0), Hyde Park(L:2-0), Hutto(L:2-0) and Anderson(L:2-0).

Their next game will be on Tuesday, September 1. They will be playing Cedar Ridge on their court. Varsity/freshman B team start at 6:30 and JV/freshman A team start at 5:30.