The LSE girls eighth grade volleyball team defeated Mexico in two straight sets Tuesday night in Mexico by the scores of 25-10 and 25-20.
LSE assistant volleyball coach Jessica Luscombe said the girls really stepped it up against Mexico. “The girls played more as a team and it paid off,” Luscombe said. “They all seemed to have gotten the hang of the rotation. Serves were a major key to the win. I’m so proud of the girls for coming from behind in the beginning of the second set and pulling out the win. I’m excited to see where this season takes us.”
Nora Morris led the Lady Pirates with 15 service points with four aces along with two digs.
Faith Mesik finished the game with eight service points with three aces along with seven digs and two attacks. Hope Mesik added three service points, three assists and two digs while Kadison Hammers added three kills on three attack attempts, Kyleigh Thacker with five digs and one service point, Kaitlyn Elliott with five digs, Madison Henderson with one kill on two attack attempts and one assist, Ella Kearns with two digs, Jeanna McKee with one dig and one service point and Rayghan Skoufos with one service point.
In the seventh grade match, LSE fell in three sets against Mexico 10-25, 25-15 and 13-15.
Luscombe said the girls really stepped it up from the last game. “They were more comfortable out on the court,” Luscombe said. “They moved their feet a lot better and did a lot better on getting their serves in. We fought hard. I was really proud of the girls for rallying from the first set and going into a third set.”
Heather Hall led the seventh grade Lady Pirates with 12 service points with five aces and four digs. Kasie Northern finished the match with 11 digs and seven service points with one ace while Ashlien Homan added 11 digs and five service points with one ace, Ava Parman with six service points and five digs, Marin Hoelscher with seven digs, Genae Hodge with six digs, Kinley Fox with three digs and Addison Ward with one dig.