The Lakeside volleyball team is schedule to see both of its league opponents in the coming seven days, the first against Genesis Prep Thursday at Ron Miller Court.
Both teams look to snap losing streaks, the Jaguars having lost each of their first three matches and the Knights, after evening their record at 1-1 two weeks ago, also losers of their last three.
A slow start was neutralized by a second-set victory Sept. 24 against Clark Fork, but for Lakeside that was where its winning ended with the Wampus Cats taking the next two sets of a 9-25, 25-20, 16-25, 21-25 loss.
“We started very flat and lacked energy,” Coach Brad Veile said. “That turned around for the second set as our offense put Clark Fork on its heels and kept them off balance. There were a lot of rallies in the last two sets. It was a good match for us against a quality team.”
Kria Peters recorded 23 assists in the effort and Arianna Havier-Gorr had eight digs for the Knigts.
The girls were outscored by Mullan Sept. 22 by a total of seven points, but narrowly fell in a straight-set loss 23-25, 23-25, 22-25.
“We played streaky,” Coach Veile said. “We mounted comebacks late in the sets and showed we are capable, but lacked consistency in our play. Overall, our serve receive was our greatest issue. Without the initial pass it was hard to run an offense. We spent a fair amount of time scrambling.”
Arianna put up a team-high seven kills to go with five digs. Martina Rivera and Tyshea Twoteeth added five kills apiece in the loss.
Upcoming: Lakeside (1-4) is scheduled to open SIC play Thursday against Genesis Prep. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Ron Miller Court. As of Tuesday morning Genesis Prep was waiting on the results of a coronavirus test. The Gazette Record and Lakeside High Athletics Facebook pages will provide updates Wednesday and Thursday regarding the status of Thursday’s match.
Lakeside 1, Clark Fork 3
LHS 9 25 16 21
CF 25 20 25 25
Peters – 23 as., 4 digs; Lawrence – 3 kills, 3 digs; Havier-Gorr – 8 digs, 3 kills; Rivera – 2 kills, 3 digs, 2 blk., 1 ace; Twoteeth – 6 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace; Luke – 1 dig, 1 ace; Matt – 3 digs
Lakeside 0, Mullan 3
LHS 23 23 22
MUL 25 25 25
Peters – 22 as., 2 digs; Lawrence – 1 dig; Lawrence – 1 dig; Havier-Gorr – 7 kills, 5 digs; Cosby – 3 kills, 5 digs, 1 ace; Rivera – 5 kills, 4 digs; Twoteeth – 5 kills, 4 digs; Luke – 1 dig