The LSE Lady Hawks  volleyball team defeated Sedalia Smith-Cotton in three games last night in Boonville by the scores of 25-16, 19-25 and 25-16.
LSE volleyball coach Dina Herzog said the Lady Hawks came out very strong and ready to play. “We were very aggressive on and off the net,” stated Herzog. “Our serves were outstanding. Dana Lester had a very good game and was very strong on the net. Kyla Johnson played very strong all the way around tonight.”
Kyla Johnson led the Lady Hawks with five aces, three kills and one assist.
Lindsey Harris, meanwhile, finished the match with four aces, four assists and two kills. Shayann Potter had three aces and two kills, followed by Jordan Xufuris with two aces, one dig and one assist, Dana Lester with four assists, one kill, one ace and one block, Kishanda Jones with one ace, Malaysia Hammers with one ace, Ivory Shikles with three kills and Brynn Edwards with three assists.
As for the LSE Lady Hawks White team, they fell to Smith-Cotton in two straight 25-11 and 25-22.
Herzog said the White team came out slow and had a hard time serving.  “The girls switched it up during the second match and played a lot better,” Herzog said. “They looked comfortable on the court and had fun. Carlee Wood stepped up and served well and scored two points. Tiffany Larm had a great game with three kills and one block.”
Lilith McDonald had four aces in the match while Lillie Schnell added three aces and one assist, Carlee Wood with two aces, Tiffany Larm with three kills and one block, Mackenzie Lutz with one kill and one assist.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
In a match Tuesday at Centralia, the Lady Lady Hawks Red team defeated Centralia in two straight games 25-13 and 25-14.
Herzog said the girls looked much better as a team. “They seemed more comfortable in their positions,” stated Herzog. “However, they still need to work on their transition on and off the net. This was a great game to run a new offense and they adjusted well. I am so glad to see them do things correctly to prepare for the next level.”
Kyla Johnson had three kills and three blocks in the match while Jordan Xufuris added four points and one dig, Dana Lester with two points and Ivory Shikles with one kill.
The LSE Lady Hawks Red team beat Centralia in three sets by the scores of 19-25, 25-22 and 25-18.
Herzog said the girls had a slow start against Centralia. “We had trouble serve-receiving in the first match,” Herzog said. “In set 2 and 3 the girls stepped up and played the way they were taught.”
Andrea Jackson, Kelsey Bishop and Natalie Bishop came through with their serves with six, six and five points, respectively.
The LSE Lady Hawks volleyball team will play next on Wednesday, Oct 3 at Fulton Middle School starting at 5:30 p.m. Then, on Thursday, Oct. 4, LSE will host Marshall Middle School starting at 5:30.