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Volleyball loses in fourth set on Senior Night

On Friday night, the LHS girls volleyball team played their final home match against Standley Lake. Despite the atmosphere and best efforts of the Lions, the girls lost the match in 3 sets to 1.

The girls came out strong at the beginning of the first two sets, and found themselves up early with some great blocks and kills from senior Emily Fraser and sophomore Addison Bouck. Unfortunately, the Lions couldn’t maintain the high energy throughout the sets and ended up giving Standley Lake the points needed to take the wins.

“We had a lot of unforced errors, which [are] points we give to the other team, so they get a lead on us because we are hitting our hits out or missing our serves,” said senior Kathryn Allee.

The third set was the make or break moment in the match for the Lions. Unlike the first two sets, they maintained a very high energy and efficiency to comfortably win the set.

“We were just really connected [in the third set], everything we did was for each other, and we just played full out,” said Allee.

Although the Lions weren’t able to win the match, senior night was not a bust for the team, the girls were given gifts from the coaches and were supported by a great crowd of LHS students.

“It was really great to play with all of our really close friends and to have all the seniors on  the court at one time, and it was nice to come out to a great crowd,” said senior Mary Holyfield.

Lions get excited for the game.

Maleia Holyfield and Addison Bouck block a hit.

Mary Holyfield and fellow LHS seniors gave Standley Lake players a white flower before the game.