Lone Pine tripped up at Vasquez

Lone Pine Volleyball drops DML match at Vasquez

The Lone Pine High School Golden Eagles Volleyball team dropped a Desert Mountain League match Tuesday at Vasquez.  Lone Pine heads back to the road Thursday for another DML match in Mammoth.

Coach Mel Joseph’s report:
Action, CA – Lone Pine traveled to Action on Tuesday and fell in four games to the Mustangs. Vasquez won game one 25-11, Lone Pine won game two 25-18. Then in game three with the score 6-3, Lone Pine’s senior middle blocker Katie Lacey came down on a Vasquez player at the net injuring her ankle and have to leave the match. Playing with seven players, one of whom is a Libero, the Lady Eagles had to finish game three with only five players having to take a side out (and a point earned for Vasquez) each time Lone Pine rotated to Lacey’s service rotation. Lone Pine lost game three 25-14. Game 4 Lone Pine placed Libero Lacie Jones into a regular jersey and inserted her into the middle blocker position giving the Lady Eagles six players on the court. Lone Pine lost game four 25-20. With the loss, Lone Pine is now 6-4 in DML, 10-10-2 overall.

“Given the emotional concern for their teammate who left the gym for an area hospital, I was proud of how the girls stuck together and battled through to the end, this says a lot for our maturity and camaraderie”.

Individual Statistics:
Setter Niki Martinez, 9/10 Serving, 2 Aces, 1 Kill, 17 Assists, and 8 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 12/13 Serving, 9 Kills, and 9 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou, 100% Serving, 3 Kills, and 16 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 5 Kills, 6 Blocks, and 13 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 100% Serving, 5 Kills, and 8 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones, 100% Serving, 1 Kill, and 22 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 100% Serving, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 5 Digs.

Lone Pine JV Volleyball

The Lone Pine JV stayed unbeaten in DML play with a 25-21, 25-20 win. The JV’s are now 8-0 DML, 10-1 overall.
Individual statistics:
Celia Ray- 1 kill, 6 assists, and 2 digs.
Shelby Chavez-6/7 serving, 1 ace, and 2 kills.
Jessianne Joiner-7/8 serving, 2 aces, 5 kills, 2 blocks, and 7 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-9/10 serving, 4 aces, 1 kill, 5 assists, and 3 digs.
Juliann Jones-1 kill and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-5/6 serving, 3 kills, and 5 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 5 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young.

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