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Lone Pine Volleyball stung by Desert

Lone Pine Volleyball falls to #2 Desert

Provided by Coach Mel Joseph:
Edwards AFB-Lone Pine traveled to Desert on Tuesday to take on the CIF 4-A #2 ranked Scorpions and fell in three straight 2-25, 13-25, 13-25.  The Lady Eagles are now 3-3 DML, 7-9-2 overall.  Lone Pine will look to get back on track when they travel to Yermo on Thursday to play Silver Valley.

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 100% Serving, 1 ace, 6 Assists, 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 2 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou,  4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 4 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 3 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills.
Libero  Lacie Jones, 2 Kills, and 6 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 100% Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 7 Digs.

Junior Varsity
The Lone Pine JV defeated Desert 25-17, 25-23.  The JV are now 5-0 DML, 7-1 overall.

Individual statistics
Celia Ray-8/9 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 3 digs.
Shelby Chavez-4/5 serving.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 1 ace, 6 kills, and 6 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-100% serving, 1 ace, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-8/9 serving, 2 aces, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-100% serving, 5 kills, and 3 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 5 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young, Lone Pine’s Lacie Jones

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Mammoth-Lone Pine Volleyball

DML showdown: Round 1 goes to Mammoth

Mammoth varsity Volleyball stayed unbeaten in Desert Mountain League play with a straight games win Wednesday Night.  Lone Pine came into the match unbeaten, but Mammoth handed the Golden Eagles their first league loss.  The two teams will meet again on October 22nd at Mammoth High School.

With the win Wednesday night, Mammoth Varsity raises their record to 16-7 overall and 4-0 in the DML. Mammoth faces also undefeated Desert on Friday at Mammoth High School. JVplays at 3pm, Varsity at 4pm.

For Lone Pine the loss moves the Golden Eagles record to 3-1 DML, 7-6-2 overall.  Lone Pine hosts Boron today, Thursday October 1st.

Varsity Volleyball

Mammoth won in three games.
25-16, 25-19, 30-28.
Mammoth Statistics
Taylor Sanders had 17 kills.
McKenna Smith had 33 assists and scored 15 points off serve.
Kira Shultz had 14 digs and scored 18 points off serve.
Lone Pine Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 12/14 Serving, 4 aces, 1 Kill, 12 Assists, 16 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 12/14 Serving, 2 Kills, 3 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 9/9 Serving, 2 Kills, 13 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Kills, 1 assist, and 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 6/6 Serving, 4 Kills, 10 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 8/8 Serving, 1 Ace, 23 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 10/13 Serving, 2 Aces, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 4 Digs.

Coach Mel Joseph’s comments
“We just did not convert offensively throughout the match, and missed a couple of key serves in game 3 that would have forced a game 4. The girls played hard, I was proud of their overall effort”

Junior Varsity

The Lone Pine JV defeated Mammoth 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. The Lone Pine JV are now 3-0 DML, 5-1 overall.
Individual statistics
Celia Ray-14/15 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 2 digs.
Shelby Chavez-15/17 serving, 5 aces, 2 kills, and 3 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 2 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks, and 11 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-5/6 serving, 2 aces, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-7/7 serving, 1 ace, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-8/9 serving, 1 ace, and 10 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 3 kills

cover photo provided by Mammoth Coach John Morris, Mammoth Celebrating at their invitational

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Mammoth Volleyball Tourney results

Mammoth Volleyball Invitational

Provided by John Morris, Head Coach MHS

The Mammoth Huskies Volleyball team hosted the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational Tournament this past weekend and placed 3rd behind Yosemite (Oakhurst) and tournament champion Brentwood (Los Angeles). 12 teams participated in total.

The Huskies started very strong in Friday’s pool play defeating Rosamond, Kern Valley and Bishop JV and posted a perfect 6-0 record. Mammoth began Saturday’s double elimination tournament as the 2nd seed and defeated Rosamond in straight sets. The Huskies then faced perennial power Yosemite (Division 2) in the winners bracket semi-final and prevailed 21-12, 20-21, 17-15 in front of a very loud and excited home crowd. In the winner’s bracket final Mammoth faced Brentwood. another Division 2 team and put up a great fight before losing 21-20 and 21-10. The Huskies final match came against Yosemite again in the loser’s bracket final. Mammoth lost a heart breaker 21-20, 21-20 to place third. Brentwood defeated Yosemite in straight sets to win the Invitational.

Said Mammoth head coach John Morris, “It’s hard to describe how well we played this weekend. Both Yosemite and Brentwood are Division 2 teams (Mammoth is in Division 4a), much larger schools with a lot more club volleyball experience. To play them so closely was incredible. This was the best 2 days of volleyball I have ever seen a Mammoth team play. Our girls have worked very hard to get to this level and the season ahead looks bright. The tournament as a whole was a big success and I think all the teams enjoyed our Mammoth hospitality and our new gym.”

The Huskies travel to California City on September 18 and 19 for the Cal City Tournament before beginning their league season against Vasquez at home on September 24.

Lone Pine Golden Eagles

Provided by Mel Joseph, Head Coach LPHS

At Mammoth Lakes, the Lady Eagles finished in top six at the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Eagles finished second in Friday’s pool play and entered Saturday’s bracket play as the overall fifth seed. The Lady Eagles opened up bracket play defeating the Mammoth JV 21-10, 21-15. Lone Pine then knocked off Cal City 21-15, 15-25, 15-9, setting up a third round match up (with eventual tournament champion) Brentwood losing 21-5, 21-15. In the double elimination format, the Lady Eagles then fell to Rosamond 21-19, 20-21, 10-15. “We had a very positive weekend, every ball this team touched was a learning experience”. “I was happy with our play and team chemistry, all of our players should be happy with their performances”. Lone Pine travels next to the 24 team Cal City Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Individual Tournament Statistics

Niki Martinez, 56/59 Serving (95%), 13 Aces, 11 Kills, 89 Assists, 14 Digs.
Abby Southey, 54/57 Serving (95%), 18 Aces, 32 Kills, 15 Digs.
Lena Cariou, 34/35 Serving (97%), 5 Aces, 12 Kills, 11 Digs.
Taylor Corona, 18 Kills, 2 Blocks.
Katelyn Button, 21/24 Serving (88%), 3 Aces, 22 Kills, 10 Digs.
Lacie Jones, 38/40 Serving (95%), 5 Aces, 72 Digs.
Shyann Padilla, 8 Digs.
Katie Lacey, 30/35 Serving (86%), 7 aces, 25 Kills, 12 Blocks.

Bishop Union High School

Provided by Assistant Coach Steve Park

Both varsity and JV played in the annual Mammoth Invitational
Tournament this past weekend.  Bishop Varsity had their ups and downs at the Mammoth Invitational.  The inexperience of this young team and having 2 starters out with injuries proved to be challenging as they found it difficult to find their momentum and play with cohesion. With a record of 7 and 7 on the weekend, the Broncos learned a lot and will be applying the knowledge and experience to each of their upcoming matches.

As Bishop JV was one of only two JV teams competing in the tournament, the team’s only expectation was that they would play a lot of good volleyball. Competition was tough but they played well enough to win 3 out of 11 games in 5 matches.  The coaches were especially impressed with the team’s serve reception.  While Bishop JV had never practiced with hard serves common in a varsity match, they nonetheless successfully returned 77% of the serves.  Overall, both coaches and players were pleased with how well the team did.

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BUHS-LP Volleyball Photo Gallery

Broncos-Golden Eagle Volleyball

All photos by Gary Young

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#1 Rebeka Riesen
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#1 Rebeka Riesen
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#2 Taylor Corona
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#2 Taylor Corona
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#11 Rachel Turner
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#10 Lacie Jones
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Lone Pine
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Bishop Union celebrates
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#24 Katelyn Button, #7 Katie Lacie, #16 Lena Cariou. BUHS #18 Sydney Frigerio
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#10 Lacie Jones, #16 Lena Cariou
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#1 Rebeka Riesen at the net
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BUHS #1 Riesen and #16 Ashley Worley vs LPHS #24 Katelyn Button
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#32 Little Eva Lent
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LPHS #7 Katie Lacey and BUHS #1 Riesen at the net
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BUHS #16 Ashley Worley, LPHS #2 Taylor Corona and #6 Niki Martinez
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