Lone Pine Volleyball Starts Strong
The Lone Pine high school volleyball program opened the 2015 season with a pair of wins over Kern Valley. The Golden Eagle Varsity and Junior Varsity protected their home court notching wins over High Desert League opponent Kern Valley.
At the Varsity level Lone Pine won in four games, dropping game one 25-22, then reeling off three straight wins 25-21, 25-23, and 25-18. Coach Mel Joseph’s comments, “After two weeks of intense practice it was nice to get on the court and play (against a worthy opponent), we played well at times and not so well at other times. As this team gains confidence and experience we will challenge any opponent we face.” As a team Lone Pine served 91% with 14 aces and hammered 32 kills. “Using this opening match as a stepping stone, we now know where the weaknesses lie and the area(s) of fundamentals that still need attention. As a coach I was very happy with the team attitude and their effort to battle”.
Niki Martinez 20/21 serving, 4 aces, 3 kills, 25 assists, 7 digs.
Abby Southey 20/21 serving, 2 aces, 10 kills, 10 digs.
Lena Cariou 15/15 serving, 4 aces, 2 kills, 14 digs.
Taylor Corona 7 kills, 1 block.
Katelyn Button 16/16 serving, 7 kills, 11 digs.
Lacie Jones 8/10 serving, 28 digs.
Katie Lacey 7/11 serving, 2 aces, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs.
Shyann Padilla 4 digs.
Lone Pine JV defeated Kern Valley in two competitive games 25-17, 28-26.
Junior Varsity Statistics
Celia Ray 6/7 serving, 2 kills, 9 assists.
Shelby Chavez 6/8 serving, 1 kill.
Jessianne Joiner 5/8 serving, 4kills, 5 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez 8/10 serving, 7 digs.
Juliann Jones 9/10 serving, 5 digs.
Mariah Button 5/7 serving, 3 kills.
Marissa Honeyman 6 kills.