The Queens of the Jungle Fall: Varsity Volleyball vs. Cedar Park &Dripping Springs

by Emary Greene, Staff Writer

   The Lady Lion Varsity Volleyball team traveled to Cedar Park to play the Lady Timberwolves on Tuesday, October 22. During the first match the Lady Lions the lady lions did not make many errors, however the Lady T-wolves came out strong and dominated at the net. As a collective, the LHS hitters were able to solidify 8 kills while CPHS had considerably more. The match resulted in a score of 23-25, Cedar Park. The girls didn’t give up though. They fought hard in the next match and came out on top. The combination of great defense, numerous blocks to the floor and a considerable amount of kills led to the victory of the Lady Lions first win of the game. The score was 25-20. The third match was much like the second. Senior Megan Slan and junior Autumn Lockley co-lead the team in kills this match. Scoring 6 kills each, gaining 12 points for the team. Despite the amount of errors made by the team, they were able to pull through and win the match, 25-21. As the game continued, the girls lost their moxie. If they were to win the fourth match, they would have won the whole game. However, due to numerous hitting and serving errors, the Lady Timberwolves were able to defeat the Lady Lions. Cedar Park tied the matches by winning this one, 19-25. To begin the final match of the game, the score was relatively close. LHS had a small breakaway but Cedar Park filled the gap, tightening up the score, and making the atmosphere of the game much tenser. The game ended due to Leander errors. The score, 13-15. A devastating loss for the Lady Lions.

The following Friday the Lady Lions hosted the Dripping Springs Lady Tigers. The girls had to adjust to some setbacks of the week. The team was missing three of their hitters: Seniors Megan Slan and Merrik Hetherington as well as sophomore Madison Flesner. Defensive Specialist, senior Sarah Sanchez had to step up and play the outside hitter position. This proved to be a wise choice, Sanchez was the third leading hitter of the game with six kills. During the first match the Lady Lions were able to gain a bit of a lead in the beginning but quickly lost it. The girls were making more errors than they could recover from resulting in a win for the Lady Tigers, 13-25, Dripping Springs. During the second match the Lady Lions fought a hard battle and gave the Lady Tigers a run for their money. The girls were able to secure kills as well as aces. Sadly, the Lady Lions’s hard work did not end in their favor. The team lost the match 21-25. The third match was much like the second. The game was very close, from beginning to end. Both teams were making errors, getting kills and serving aggressively. However the Lady Tigers came out on top, winning the match and the game: 24-26, Dripping Springs.