Lancaster’s Lori Smith bumps the ball over the net. Photo by Donna McGrath
The Lady Eagles beat LHS, 3-2, last Tuesday and Rappahannock swept the Devils, 3-0, last Thursday.
After losing the opening game 25-17 to W&L, Lancaster rebounded to pick up a 25-11 win in the second with Brittany Jones serving for eight points, including four aces.
The Eagles took a two-game advantage with a 25-15 win in the third game but Lancaster forced the series to go all five games with a 25-23 win in the fourth game to tie it up at 2-2. Carli Hanback had two kills, Le’Aira Kelley had one kill and three blocked shots and Lori Smith had a kill in the tying game.
The Eagles won the fifth game, 15-12, to take the match.
Hanback led Lancaster’s net play in the outing with seven kills and three blocks. Kelley also had two kills and five blocks and Lauren James had two kills and seven digs. Jones led the servers with seven aces. Smith had three aces, two kills and four digs and Brook Reed got low for eight digs.
Against the Raiderettes, Jones led at the net with nine kills and Smith had two kills and 10 sets. James had eight digs, one kill and an ace and Hanback had a kill and three digs. Kelley had two kills, Reed eight digs and Kyndall James five digs.
Rappahannock downed Lancaster in three close games, 28-26, 25-21, 25-18.
The Lady Devils will travel to Colonial Beach tonight (October 10) and go to Essex next Tuesday, October 15.
JVs win two
In JV games, Lancaster picked up conference wins over Rappahannock and Washington & Lee to remain unbeaten in the conference at 3-0.
The Lady Devils beat W&L, 2-0, last Tuesday with Tyler Martin putting over two kills and Skylar Dixon and Lucy Washington one each in the first game. Lancaster won the opening game, 25-17, and romped by the Eagles, 25-6, in the second.
Behind the service line in the first game Dixon put over four aces, Martin two and Lexi Hendricks three.
In the second game, Washington served over five aces, Kalen Benza four, Dixon three and Nancy McClain one.
Lancaster downed Rappahannock, 2-1, rebounding from a first-game loss, 21-25, to win the best of three series.
Dixon put over two aces and Martin, Washington and Caroline Beck had a kill each in Lancaster’s 26-24 win in the second game.
Dixon had two kills in the third game to lead Lancaster over the Raiderettes, 15-13, for the match win.
Dixon finished with five kills in the match, Benza had two and Martin, Beck and Washington had one each. Martin finished with four aces while Dixon and Hendricks had two unreturned serves each. Beck led the back row with seven digs.